Ive been lurking and reading for a little while and now its time for me to ask a question. Ive had a ggod search but cant find an answer to this.
Today Ive dragged out a serial LCD I had left over from playing with the Basic Stamp. Its a Milford Instruments 2*16 lcd with there BPK LCD driver board. http://www.milinst.com/Audio_Visual/6_201.pdf It has 3 pins. Serial, Gnd & +5v. Ive hooked it up to the Arduino using Gnd, 5v and pin 1 for serial tx. Im just getting garbage on the display with a basic Hello world script. Works fine with the basic stamp.
The docs say this is an RS232 device running at 9600 baud, no parity, 8 bits, 1 stop bit and inverted format. Im assuming the serial output on the freeduino is ok for RS232 but Im unsure about the rest of the protocol. With the basic stamp you could set all this up. I cant find any way, either with the standard serial library or software serial library to set parity and the rest.
Do you think I can use this serial lcd display or should I get one designed specifically for the Arduino/Freeduino. Its a good little lcd/serial package so deserves better than sitting in the bottom of my parts bin. Ive already got an LCD shield but I want to use a serial lcd without a shield.