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by fos
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Drivers for External Components
Topic: Wiring lcd160cr with side headers to pyboard?
Replies: 10
Views: 1933

Re: Wiring lcd160cr with side headers to pyboard?

I am referencing this photo in the documentation: https://store.micropython.org/product/L ... 1.0#image7

In that photo, it appears five lines are connected. Is that sufficient to run the display? I will try to compare between the photo, the side pins and the ones on the bottom.
by fos
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Drivers for External Components
Topic: TM1637 - 7 segment LED modules
Replies: 3
Views: 4448

Re: TM1637 - 7 segment LED modules

Very nice. That will be fun.

Thank you,
fos
by fos
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Drivers for External Components
Topic: Wiring lcd160cr with side headers to pyboard?
Replies: 10
Views: 1933

Re: Wiring lcd160cr with side headers to pyboard?

I am trying to decipher which pins are actually necessary to drive the display. I would like to use the minimal number of jumpers.

Thank you,
v/r
Jeff
by fos
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Drivers for External Components
Topic: Wiring lcd160cr with side headers to pyboard?
Replies: 10
Views: 1933

Wiring lcd160cr with side headers to pyboard?

I recently received an lcd160cr mounted in one of the aluminum cases. The tutorial indicates jumpers connecting to the pyboard but it is not clear for my poor eyes. I don't want to fry my new display, what are the connections points for the side mounted headers.

Thank you,
v/r
Jeff
by fos
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion and Questions
Topic: [NEWS] Article on micropython
Replies: 4
Views: 1867

Re: [NEWS] Article on micropython

Very nice article. Thank you for sharing.

fos
by fos
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: ESP8266 boards
Topic: Newb Teacher Needs Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

Re: Newb Teacher Needs Help

Amazing what you can now purchase for less than $20. When I was teaching high school a calcbot was $100 and had far less capability. Adafruit is an excellent resource and their products are well supported. Their learning resources are updated frequently and their support for defective/damaged produc...
by fos
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion and Questions
Topic: State of MicroPython universe (was: of micropython-lib?)
Replies: 52
Views: 14094

Re: State of micropython-lib?

I prefer micropython/pyboard due to its polish and stability compared to circuitpython and/or pypi. I hope to stay with the original lib stream provided here. Hopefully all of this will be clarified soon.

In the alternative, I can always return to Microchip and CCS C.

Jeff
by fos
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Other Boards
Topic: I know what I want for Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: I know what I want for Christmas

Nice design. Similar to an hp in algebraic mode. I prefer rpn and already have a box full of hps.

Thank you for sharing. If I ever teach again, I will keep it in mind.
by fos
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Hardware Projects
Topic: Most basic standalone board
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Re: Most basic standalone board

You should look at surface mount to DIP adapters available at http://schmartboard.com/ Their boards have small channels or grooves that allow easy soldering of surface mount components that can then be used in through hole or breadboard application. Their adapters may make a more modern ARM chip use...
by fos
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Other Boards
Topic: Adafruit CPX (Circuit Playground Express)
Replies: 14
Views: 2551

Re: Adafruit CPX (Circuit Playground Express)

Pyboard 1.1 is my favorite board and IMHO opinion has the best support for micro python. Adafruit's CPX is targeted at the educational market. It has a number of capabilities built in that are perfect for various educational objectives such as environmental science, and etc. I would prefer a more br...