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franky37265

Hello all,

Fisrt of all my name is Frank and I'm TOTALLY new to the Arduino concept but I like it very much!! I'm not totally new to uControllers but I am rusty. :smiley-red:
I am looking for advice from the professionals on this forum :)
For a project that I want to start I want to connect the Nokia 6100 Color LCD Shield (from sparkfun.com) to the Arduino Mega 2560 and use it. Is this even possible??
I have found the library and some example code but I am not sure if I can use this two together (Arduino Mega en Nokia LCD Shield.)
I also want to connect 2 serial devices and I'm planning to use the NewSoftSerial library for this.
My question is what should I use? And what is the best choice for the a Arduino board, the Arduino Uno or Arduino Mega2560?

Please advice me in this question,

Thanks in advance,

Frank

robtillaart


The Mega has 4 Serial ports so you don't need software serial.

Both boards are OK, the MEGA just has more possibilities and I don't know how much IO lines you need
Rob Tillaart

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franky37265

Ah ok thanks.
I'm going to use at least 2 serial ports. But my main concern is, does the Nokia 6100 LCD Shield (sparkfun.com) work with the Arduino Mega 2560 and supplied libraries on the website?

Thanks in advance,

Frank

franky37265

I found an other display shield from 4dsystem. Documentation is better en I'm going to switch to this display shield for Arduino.

PaulS

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I found an other display shield from 4dsystem. Documentation is better en I'm going to switch to this display shield for Arduino.

Documentation is useful, but compatibility and support (i.e. libraries) are even more important.

Perhaps you want to provide a link to the display shield you are now planning on using, and we can comment on that.

There is nothing in the design of the Nokia Color LCD that makes it incompatible with the Mega. The shield design might. If you post a link to hardware, it is much more likely that we will click the link to have a look. Having to open a new tab, type in Sparkfun's URL, search for the part that might be the one you are talking about, and then commenting is more trouble than it is worth, since the chances of commenting on the EXACT part you are considering are not always as high as you might think.

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