Need help with my code

Hello there. I am a beginner needing some help with some code. I am trying to make a Marquee and I have the hardware. I also have written some code using what I found in the example parts of the Arduino program.

Here it is.

  LiquidCrystal Library - LCD Template
 Demonstrates the use a 16x2 LCD display.  The LiquidCrystal
 library works with all LCD displays that are compatible with the 
 Hitachi HD44780 driver. There are many of them out there, and you
 can usually tell them by the 16-pin interface.
 This sketch prints "Hello World!" to the LCD
 and shows the time.
 The circuit:
 * LCD RS pin to digital pin 12
 * LCD Enable pin to digital pin 11
 * LCD D4 pin to digital pin 5
 * LCD D5 pin to digital pin 4
 * LCD D6 pin to digital pin 3
 * LCD D7 pin to digital pin 2
 * LCD R/W pin to ground
 * 10K resistor:
 * ends to +5V and ground
 * wiper to LCD VO pin (pin 3)
 Library originally added 18 Apr 2008
 by David A. Mellis
 library modified 5 Jul 2009
 by Limor Fried (
 example added 9 Jul 2009
 by Tom Igoe
 modified 22 Nov 2010
 by Tom Igoe
 This example code is in the public domain.

// include the library code:
#include <LiquidCrystal.h>

// initialize the library with the numbers of the interface pins
LiquidCrystal lcd(12, 11, 5, 4, 3, 2);

void setup()  {
  // Set up the LCD's number of Columns and Rows:
  lcd.begin(16, 2);
  // Orint a message to the LCD.  
  lcd.print("Booting System");
  lcd.setCursor(4, 11);
  lcd.print("Stand By...");

void loop()  {
  lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
  int (char thisChar = "Warning there is a Zombie Attack; Warning there is a Zombie Attack!");


Any help will be appreciated.

Hi, what is your question/problem. Does the sketch work? What do you want it to do? Does it do what you want it to do?

Tom........ :)

int (char thisChar = "Warning there is a Zombie Attack; Warning there is a Zombie Attack!");

Did you mean char* thisChar = "Warning there is a Zombie Attack; Warning there is a Zombie Attack!"; ?

That one did get uploaded to the board yes. How ever it just shows on the LCD which is the 16 x 2 with 16 pins this:

Warning there is g there is a Zom

which I am trying to get it to have scrolling from the right to the left "Warning! There is a Zombie Attack" on the first row and on the Second Row have it say "For more information visit"


Google is a wonderful resource "Arduino LCD marquee"