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DFR LCD4884 Shield for chipKIT

Created Thu, 01 Sep 2011 21:39:27 +0000 by STEVENG42


Thu, 01 Sep 2011 21:39:27 +0000

Hi I am a Newbe here. I have previously used pic's but not C, whem I saw the ChipKIT I saw that it was a nice pacage to get into using the PIC32. When I saw the DFR LCD4884 I could see that this would make a great human interface. I can see that interfacing the joystick is easy but the LCD display is another matter. I have looked into the hardwear side and find that the LCD4884 reqires D2-D7 as per Arduino Data. I assume that the LCD4884 reqires D2-D7 to be digatel output. Acorging to Uno32 shield connector info pins D2,D3 and D5-D7 all have digatel outputs but D4 (J6-09)s PIC Signal is "RF1". Is this a hardwear problem that can be worked round with softwear? Where are the spesifications of the DFR LCD4884?



Fri, 02 Sep 2011 10:14:16 +0000

I'm not sure what you see is the problem here, RF1 simply means that it is bit "1" in port "F" the same as RB2 is bit "2" in port "B" and so on. RF1 should be capable of digital I/O and so should work just fine.


Thu, 08 Sep 2011 08:32:10 +0000

Thanks for your relpy. It just seems odd that the same port does not connect to all the same port pins as it does on the Arduino. Your final comment about #include <coffee.h> Is coffee the include file needed for the chipkit LCD4884 operation? I see the LCD4884 info shows <LCD4884> as the include file but it is operating with a standard Arduino. SG.