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How to use 16x2 LCD with Raspberry Pi

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The 16x2 parallel LCD (HD44780) is a popular liquid crystal display among hobbyists due to its cheap price and ease of use. The Arduino platform recognizes its popularity and created the LiquidCrystal library for it. The Arduino LCD tutorial covers that. I attempted to port the LiquidCrystal library to the Raspberry Pi using Python and was fairly successful. Here’s how …

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Raspberry Pi VNC Control Via PC

Raspberry Pi VNC

I don't have a monitor for my Raspberry Pi so I use SSH to access and control it. I can do everything I need with SSH but sometimes I just grow tired of looking at the terminal and just want to point and click my mouse in using my board. So how can I use the RPi's GUI without a …

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Serial Communication with Microcontrollers

microcontroller serial communication

When working on projects, there'll be lots of times when your microcontroller needs serial communication to talk to other devices or other micros. The most common example of this is adding IoT capabilities to your Arduino board or PIC using ESP8266 or GSM module.  A number of sensors and LCD displays also send and receive data serially.

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