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Member #202346

Member Since: February 10, 2011

Country: United States

  • When I received my SerLcd, I could only print to the first column of the two rows of my 16x2 serlcd using the normal Serial.print(“Hello”). Only the “o” would show up.
    I had to use the following function to set the width to the proper setting:
    void configureLcd(){
    LCD.print(0x7C, BYTE); //command flag for backlight stuff
    LCD.print(0x04, BYTE); //16 chars wide (i.e. 16x2)
    }
    The correct value you need to send may differ based on how many columns you have on your device. See the data sheet for the exact value.

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