This budget serial LCD kit includes a 16x2 LCD together with a small 'serial interface' PCB fitted with a PICAXE-18M2 chip.
The on-board PICAXE-18M2 chip is supllied pre-programmed with the open-source AXE133 firmware, which allows this 18M2 chip to act as a 'slave' serial driver for the LCD display. This allows your main project to display text on the serial LCD via simple serout commands, such as -
serout B.7, N2400, ("Hello")
The control codes are identical to our popular AXE033 module, so this kit can be used as an alternative to the AXE033. On this board the slave chip is a completely normal 18M2, so it can also be reprogrammed whenever you want (e.g. to change the power-up welcome message or even temporarily 'borrowed' for another project!).
The AXE133 firmware can be accessed by using File, Open Samples in the Programming Editor and selecting the "AXE133 Serial OLED.bas" file and can also be downloaded from here.
Self assembly kit including 16x2 LCD display, PICAXE-18M2, PCB and all components - requires simple soldering.
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