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Topic # 90300 19-Sep-2011 12:21
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Hello,

Any idea where I can buy a 2x16 (or similar) LCD screen I can attach to my HTPC so I can display some information while the TV is off? (song playing etc).

Jaycar/Mindkits have only the LCD screen and while I don't mind some soldering I would prefer a solution that's already built and looks reasonably good.

Any ideas where I can get one? Ordering from overseas is not a problem if I can't find it here. 

Thanks.


Edit: Thinking more about this, it's likely that a 4" (7"?) photo frame that has some USB client functionality might do the trick just fine.

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  Reply # 523148 19-Sep-2011 17:30
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And Arduino kit? http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=406927003
LCD screen and arduino ready to to go.

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  Reply # 523167 19-Sep-2011 18:17
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  Reply # 523243 19-Sep-2011 20:43
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I got one of these http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/Other-electronics/Other/auction-407261543.htm dollar reserve.

Anyway, no joy with it yet, it seems to not have the pins for backlight wired and my displays are all negative ones so are useless without backlight.

Also its TTL level not RS232, I was just going to use a dirt cheap nokia data cable once its working.




Richard rich.ms

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