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liuzengqiang

Mar 19, 2011, 10:47 pm Last Edit: Mar 22, 2011, 09:57 pm by liudr Reason: 1
This is another inspiration I drew from the forum and sparkfun's contest on instructables.com a while ago:
I've seen several examples of using "Big numbers" to display time on a 16X2 character display.
I've seen JO3RI doing animations (JO3RI, could you reply with link to your OP?) on a 16X2 character display.
So I asked myself, why can't someone come up with a way to double up the size of the 16X2 character display, not just ten numbers, but all alphabets, then it'd be useful as a larger display!
I've brewed this for a while (between last night and this morning), tada!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6fiT_0RKpA







The entire thing is for now resident in SRAM (please don't blame me. I've been on this since lunch. I need a break, critic and encouragement before I squeeze memory)

Everything has been integrated smoothly in my phi-menu system now.
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liuzengqiang

youtube video is finally uploaded. I had to use my OTHER youtube account  :smiley-roll-sweat:
Serial LCD keypad panel,phi_prompt user interface library,SDI-12 USB Adapter

JO3RI

Hi, very cool. This kind of things make an 16x2 LCD more useful (in my opinion)

So the links as you asked for:

the very first pixel animation: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,54195.0.html
the next topic with more pixelart: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,54411.0.html


liuzengqiang

JO3RI,

Thanks! For a day I thought no one felt this was useful. Now I got to optimize the memory usage a bit and possibly add some animation!
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Nikka93


liuzengqiang

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Mar 21, 2011, 06:55 am Last Edit: Mar 21, 2011, 01:46 pm by liudr Reason: 1
Thanks Nikka93.

Here's the blog page. Codes coming soon!

http://liudr.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/big-font/
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JO3RI

uehm, I don't see the URL, you probable made a mistake.

liuzengqiang

Nutshell version of code is uploaded to my blog:

http://liudr.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/big-font/

I'll make some optimization before I release the full code with phi-menu. Tomorrow is the planned phi-menu release date yet I still haven't received my phi-2 shields yet  :smiley-roll-sweat:
Serial LCD keypad panel,phi_prompt user interface library,SDI-12 USB Adapter

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