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This is a framed graphical LCD 64x128 with LED backlight. This unit is a very clear STN type LCD with a simple command interface. This new module includes the negative voltage circuitry on board!
Utilizes the extremely common KS0108B parallel interface chipset (datasheet). Interface code is freely available. Includes LED Backlight.
If you need to make an enclosure out of acrylic, check out the vector files from this tutorial by Nathan Chantrell => http://nathan.chantrell.net/20111015/building-a-graphical-display-for-openenergymonitor/.
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Bought this as a replacement display in a Unitronics industrial PLC/HMI
When I powered up the PLC with the new display, the left half was on the right side of the display, and the right half was on the left side. I had suspicions that it was a chip select issue, as the display has two drivers for the vertical lines. I had noticed some solder-jumpers on the board, but I found no info about the jumpers in any datasheet. After some measuring I removed the solder from J6 and J7, and added solder to J5 and J8 instead this solved the issue, and the PLC is perfect again :D
Documentation could be better..
Wow, that's not an issue we've heard before. Thanks for sharing the fix. If you have any other problems with it, please don't hesitate to send us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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the shipping was only few days, the quality is excellent.
We love sparkfun!
Zoltan Erdei www.zane.hu
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its a good quality screen .. with average price
but really .. in my life i never seen player as that guy who's wrote the datasheet and post it here. very bad datasheet ..
hope you put the configuration on the back of the lcd !! (Vss ,GND ... ) or ( pin1 , pin2 ... )
The product does the job. Amazingly, I can even get the logic to work at 4.2v. Even the backlight turns on at that voltage. Hopefully it works at 3.7v too so the li-ion batteries can power it reliably.
At first figuring out the pin config was tricky (use the datasheet; pin 1 is the bottom left pin), but then i got it working!! Nice balance between low price and good resolution vs tft color lcds.
So I got this as a replacement for the one I accidentally fried by placing -5v on Vdd (don't ask). So far so good!
u guys are very much prompt to delivery i am in india you deliver me before the given time. cheers sparkfun team
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Unable to get example GLCDexample to compile. Error in finding header file glcd.h when compiling in arduino 1.6
You must download and install the library.
Library is here - https://code.google.com/p/glcd-arduino/downloads/detail?name=glcd-v3-20111205.zip&can=2&q=
Library Install instructions can be found here - https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Libraries