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Hello Guys!

I have to display simple messages on a 16x2-lcd via PCF8574 from an ATTiny84.

I installed TinyWireM- and LiquidCrystal_I2C-libs but it didn't work. Has anybody a practicable way to do this ordinary task? Please tell me the concrete libs!

I would be very grateful!


I installed TinyWireM- and LiquidCrystal_I2C-libs but it didn't work.
This is a non quantifiable statement.

In what way did it not work? What code did you use?

Please post your attempt, and a link to these libraries, as their may be more than one library with the same name.
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Aug 10, 2018, 09:16 am Last Edit: Aug 10, 2018, 09:23 am by zappa2
I thank you for your help!

At first I try it with TinyWireM by Adafruit Vers. 1.0.1 and LiquidCrystalI2C by Frank de Brabander Vers. 1.1.2 - installed by internal LibraryManager in Arduino.
I try this internal exampel:

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//Compatible with the Arduino IDE 1.0
//Library version:1.1
#include <Wire.h>
#include <LiquidCrystal_I2C.h>

LiquidCrystal_I2C lcd(0x20,20,4);  // set the LCD address to 0x27 for a 16 chars and 2 line display

void setup()
  lcd.init();                      // initialize the lcd
  // Print a message to the LCD.
  lcd.print("Hello, world!");
  lcd.print("Ywrobot Arduino!");
  lcd.print("Arduino LCM IIC 2004");
  lcd.print("Power By Ec-yuan!");

void loop()

In a next step I installed Newliquidcrystal_1.3.5 Francisco Malpartida, downloaded from https://bitbucket.org/fmalpartida/new-liquidcrystal/downloads/

I try this source:

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#include <TinyWireM.h>
#include <LiquidCrystal_I2C.h>

LiquidCrystal_I2C lcd(0x20);  // Set the LCD I2C address

//LiquidCrystal_I2C lcd(0x20, BACKLIGHT_PIN, POSITIVE);  // Set the LCD I2C address

void setup()
{ lcd.begin(16,2);               // initialize the lcd
  lcd.home ();                   // go home
  lcd.print("Hello, ARDUINO "); 
  lcd.setCursor ( 0, 1 );        // go to the next line
  lcd.print (" FORUM - fm   ");
  delay ( 1000 );

void loop()
{  lcd.home ();
   lcd.print (char(random(7)));
   lcd.setCursor ( 0, 1 );
   delay (200);

In a next step I do the workaround, described in http://lechacal.com/wiki/index.php/Use_a_LCD_i2c_with_attiny84
But that can not be compiled.

The thing is, I have an old Hex-File from Arduino, which works very fine when I load it up with avrdude.
I programmed this one with an old Arduino-Installation, which I installed about a year ago. But I neither have my own old sources neither the old Arduino-installation, the old PC is gone.

Addendum: I test all examples with the actually used address 0x20.


Aug 10, 2018, 07:00 pm Last Edit: Aug 10, 2018, 07:01 pm by zappa2

I found these lib:

In both files LiquidCrystal_I2C.h and .cpp I changed the Wire.M-Lines and -Calls to TinyWireM. and then it works very fine!

Nevertheless thank you spycatcher2k!

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