help with code controlling location of letter on a LCD

Happy new year everyone. I need help figuring out why the code listed below wont change the location of the letter x on my LCD.

#include <LiquidCrystal.h> //the liquid crystal library contains commands for printing to the display
LiquidCrystal lcd(13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8); // tell the RedBoard what pins are connected to the display

int potentiometer = A0; //the temperature in Fahrenheit, calculated from the voltage

void setup() {
Serial.begin(9600); //start a serial connection with the computer

lcd.begin(16, 2); //tell the lcd library that we are using a display that is 16 characters wide and 2 characters high
lcd.clear(); //clear the display
}

void loop() {

potentiometer = analogRead(A0);

Serial.print(" Potentiometer value:");
Serial.println(potentiometer);
lcd.clear(); //clear the LCD

if (potentiometer > 0 && potentiometer <= 150)
{lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
lcd.print(“X”) ;}
if (potentiometer > 150 && potentiometer <= 300)
{lcd.setCursor(4, 0);
lcd.print(“X”) ;}
if (potentiometer > 300 && potentiometer <= 450)
{lcd.setCursor(8, 0);
lcd.print(“X”) ;}
if (potentiometer > 450 && potentiometer <= 600)
{lcd.setCursor(12, 0);
lcd.print(“X”) ;}
if (potentiometer > 600 && potentiometer <= 750)
{lcd.setCursor(8, 1);
lcd.print(“X”) ;}
if (potentiometer > 750 && potentiometer <= 900)
{lcd.setCursor(4, 1);
lcd.print(“X”) ;}
if (potentiometer > 900)
{lcd.setCursor(1, 1);
lcd.print(“X”) ;}

delay (500);

}

What value(s) are you seeing on the serial port?

I connected a 1602 LCD and a pot to my Uno and ran your code. The X moves around as expected.

Does the X show up at all? What does the LCD show?

As bperrybap asks, what do you see on serial monitor?

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#include <LiquidCrystal.h>                  //the liquid crystal library contains commands for printing to the display
LiquidCrystal lcd(13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8);    // tell the RedBoard what pins are connected to the display

int potentiometer;                         //the temperature in Fahrenheit, calculated from the voltage

void setup()
{
   Serial.begin(9600);           //start a serial connection with the computer

   lcd.begin(16, 2);                         //tell the lcd library that we are using a display that is 16 characters wide and 2 characters high
   lcd.clear();                              //clear the display
}


void loop()
{
   potentiometer = analogRead(A0);

   Serial.print("  Potentiometer value:");
   Serial.println(potentiometer);
   lcd.clear();                              //clear the LCD

   if (potentiometer > 0 && potentiometer <= 150)
   {
      lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
      lcd.print("X") ;
   }
   if (potentiometer > 150 && potentiometer <= 300)
   {
      lcd.setCursor(4, 0);
      lcd.print("X") ;
   }
   if (potentiometer > 300 && potentiometer <= 450)
   {
      lcd.setCursor(8, 0);
      lcd.print("X") ;
   }
   if (potentiometer > 450 && potentiometer <= 600)
   {
      lcd.setCursor(12, 0);
      lcd.print("X") ;
   }
   if (potentiometer > 600 && potentiometer <= 750)
   {
      lcd.setCursor(8, 1);
      lcd.print("X") ;
   }
   if (potentiometer > 750 && potentiometer <= 900)
   {
      lcd.setCursor(4, 1);
      lcd.print("X") ;
   }
   if (potentiometer > 900)
   {
      lcd.setCursor(1, 1);
      lcd.print("X") ;
   }
   delay (500);
}

Heres what i got. Pot comes back as expected.

wirng2.jpg

wirng2.jpg

The pot is not connected to anything. The rails do not continue across the groove in the middle. Move the wires across the groove to the holes in the red box.

forum pot.jpg

Pot comes back as expected.

What does that mean? It makes no sense to me.

Please answer all the questions asked.

forum pot.jpg

Thank you! now the x shows up on screen but it doesnt move. What i meant was when i used the serial monitor large numbers showed up when i moved the potentiometer. I assumed that ment it was connected lol (im new at this sorry).

Make sure that the pot is wired as shown. You should see readings in serial monitor from 0 to 1023 as the pot is turned.

POT WIRING.jpg

POT WIRING.jpg

That does it! Thank you so much for your help. :slight_smile:

Yay! Happy that it works.