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Microcontroller Comparison Chart

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Microcontroller Comparison Chart (Google Sheet)

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TinkerKit Tutorial: LCD: 06 – TWI

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TinkerKit Tutorial: LCD: 06 – TWI

LCD Lessons: Windows Installation Guide Introduction to LCD LCD Serial LCD Local (No Arduino) Arduino & 2 Wires TWI The TinkerKit! LCD also supports TWI connections. TWI stands for “Two-Wire Interface” and it’s another way to call the I2C bus technology. Basically it allows to connect multiple devices in series. This means that you can hook a large number of LCD screens, connecting them “in-line” using the two TWI ports, one for input and one for output. One of them must be the master (or you can use a TInkerKit! shield), while the others must run the TWI firmware. The...

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TinkerKit Tutorial: LCD: 04 – LCD Local (No Arduino)

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TinkerKit Tutorial: LCD: 04 – LCD Local (No Arduino)

LCD Lessons: Windows Installation Guide Introduction to LCD LCD Serial LCD Local (No Arduino) Arduino & 2 Wires TWI The LCD module can also be used by itself, without Arduino or TinkerKit! shield. That’s because it mounts the same microcontroller as the Arduino Leonardo; thanks to its micro-usb connector, it can be plugged straight into your computer and programmed from the software just like a regular Arduino Leonardo. If you didn’t do it already, download the TKLCD library. The TKLCD library is available here, once downloaded, place TKLCD in the libraries folder inside your sketchbook. How to install the library:...

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TinkerKit Tutorial: LCD: 03 – LCD Serial

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TinkerKit Tutorial: LCD: 03 – LCD Serial

LCD Lessons: Windows Installation Guide Introduction to LCD LCD Serial LCD Local (No Arduino) Arduino & 2 Wires TWI In this tutorial we use the TKLCD module from the Serial port of the TinkerKit! shield. First of all let’s get all the tools we need: the TKLCD library and a four-connectors wire or 4-pin jumper wire. To connect the LCD to the shield, we need a four-connectors wire or 4-pin jumper wire; in fact it has four holes like the serial port, one more than the regular TinkerKit! connectors. The TKLCD library is available here; if you don’t remember how...

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TinkerKit Tutorial: LCD: 02 – Introduction to LCD

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TinkerKit Tutorial: LCD: 02 – Introduction to LCD

LCD Lessons: Windows Installation Guide Introduction to LCD LCD Serial LCD Local (No Arduino) Arduino & 2 Wires TWI With the TKLCD module you can write text on the module’s screen in a few minutes. It has an LCD display on board and it requires a dedicated software library that is available here. The LCD can be used like a regular module by plugging it into the TinkerKit! shield or as an independent component; it has in fact a microcontroller and a USB port on board that make it a fully-fledged LCD-shaped Arduino Leonardo. 1. Serial Connection Using a four-connectors...

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