Leeland Heins
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Esquilo Air and 1602A LCD Tutorial

This is a very simple example setup to show how to hook a 1602A LCD panel up to an Esquilo Air.

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Esquilo Air and 1602A LCD Tutorial

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Esquilo Air
Esquilo Air
Standard LCD - 16x2 White on Blue
Adafruit Standard LCD - 16x2 White on Blue
Rotary potentiometer (generic)
Rotary potentiometer (generic)
10k pot
Breadboard (generic)
Breadboard (generic)
Male/Male Jumper Wires
I used: 4 red, 4 black, 2 white, 2 orange, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 blue


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Esquilo 1602A wiring diagram

Wiring diagram for hooking 1602A LCD to Esquilo Air


LCD Hello World demo for LiquidCrystal library port to Esquilo

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LiquidCrystal Library - Hello World
Demonstrates the use a 16x2 LCD display. The LiquidCrystal
library works with all LCD displays that are compatible with the
Hitachi HD44780 driver. There are many of them out there, and you
can usually tell them by the 16-pin interface.
This sketch prints "Hello World!" to the LCD
and shows the time.
The circuit:
* LCD RS pin to digital pin 12
* LCD Enable pin to digital pin 11
* LCD D4 pin to digital pin 5
* LCD D5 pin to digital pin 4
* LCD D6 pin to digital pin 3
* LCD D7 pin to digital pin 2
* LCD R/W pin to ground
* LCD VSS pin to ground
* LCD VCC pin to 5V
* 10K resistor:
* ends to +5V and ground
* wiper to LCD VO pin (pin 3)
Library originally added 18 Apr 2008
by David A. Mellis
library modified 5 Jul 2009
by Limor Fried (http://www.ladyada.net)
example added 9 Jul 2009
by Tom Igoe
modified 22 Nov 2010
by Tom Igoe
2016.11.29 -- Ported to Esquilo by Leeland Heins
This example code is in the public domain.



local lcd = LiquidCrystal(0x00, 12, 0, 11, 5, 4, 3, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0);

// set up the LCD's number of columns and rows:
lcd.begin(16, 2, 0);
// Print a message to the LCD.
lcd.print("hello, world!");
while (true) {
lcd.setCursor(0, 1);
local mils = millis() / 1000;
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LiquidCrystal library for Esquilo

Port of Arduino LiquidCrystal library to Esquilo


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