FA: 8 line by 20 column LCD

Started by Don Kinzer March 28, 2004
I have put up for auction on eBay an 8x20 serial LCD that is surplus
to my needs. Item #4120316584.

This is the same model of LCD that I used in my dividing head
controller.
http://www.kinzers.com/don/BX24/Indexer

Don



Are there other memory chips that will work with the BX-35 besides the
Amtel 25256?

I'm not used to reading this stuff, but it seems that DigiKey doesn't
stock an acceptable chip from Amtel.

Maybe another way to ask this question is Is there another source for
parts besides DigiKey?

Tahnks in advance,

Bob Roos




Try Peter Anderson's site here http://www.phanderson.com/ordering_1.html
Do a search for AT25256-10/P

Or you can find them at www.mouser.com

Bob

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Roos" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 3:58 PM
Subject: [BasicX] laternatives to the 25256 memory chip > Are there other memory chips that will work with the BX-35 besides the
> Amtel 25256?
>
> I'm not used to reading this stuff, but it seems that DigiKey doesn't
> stock an acceptable chip from Amtel.
>
> Maybe another way to ask this question is Is there another source for
> parts besides DigiKey?
>
> Tahnks in advance,
>
> Bob Roos >
>
> Yahoo! Groups Links





I am still very much a newbie in this whole arena, but I am learning fast.

One thing I have learned is I need more memory for what I want to do. I
would love to do the multitasking, but there is just no way in 400 bytes.

Are there any plans to expand the BasicX line into other Atmel processors
like the ATmega169? That sounds really sweet, but the packaging is not
conducive for playing around with.

Or the ATmega16?

Or do I give up on BasicX and go learn C++ or something like that?

Thoughts?

Thanks,

Bob Roos




--- In , Bob Roos <roosbob@w...> wrote:
> Or do I give up on BasicX and go learn C++ or something like that?

I don't think the small microcontrollers are very well suited to C++;
at least not the object oriented aspects of it. C, on the other
hand, is a much better match. It should only take a little effort to
learn C. It's not a huge step from Basic and many aspects of the
language are much preferable to and more productive than Basic. That
said, however, you have to be much more careful using a language like
C that supports pointers than you do with an interpreted language
like Basic.

I recently picked up an Atmel STK500 from DigiKey. It came with an
AT90S8515 and an ATmega16. I downloaded WinAVR and have been using
it to write code for the ATmega16 in C. Overall, I like it a lot but
you do have to do a lot more for yourself, e.g. setting up timers,
interrupt vectors, etc.

The first project that I did with the AVR chip was to make a Flash
ROM programmer. I put together a page with code and a schematic at
http://www.kinzers.com/don/flasher



Hi don,

thanks for the info. I guess I am showing my ignorance of C and its
derivatives. I just thought C++ was the "latest" C.

Your link is not quite complete. I get a 404 not found.

Bob Roos

On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 01:37:52 -0000, Don Kinzer <>
wrote:

> --- In , Bob Roos <roosbob@w...> wrote:
>> Or do I give up on BasicX and go learn C++ or something like that?
>
> I don't think the small microcontrollers are very well suited to C++;
> at least not the object oriented aspects of it. C, on the other
> hand, is a much better match. It should only take a little effort to
> learn C. It's not a huge step from Basic and many aspects of the
> language are much preferable to and more productive than Basic. That
> said, however, you have to be much more careful using a language like
> C that supports pointers than you do with an interpreted language
> like Basic.
>
> I recently picked up an Atmel STK500 from DigiKey. It came with an
> AT90S8515 and an ATmega16. I downloaded WinAVR and have been using
> it to write code for the ATmega16 in C. Overall, I like it a lot but
> you do have to do a lot more for yourself, e.g. setting up timers,
> interrupt vectors, etc.
>
> The first project that I did with the AVR chip was to make a Flash
> ROM programmer. I put together a page with code and a schematic at
> http://www.kinzers.com/don/flasher




--- In , Bob Roos <roosbob@w...> wrote:
> Your link is not quite complete. I get a 404 not found.

Yep. The Linux filesystem (on which my site is hosted) is case
sensitive. That should have been .../Flasher.

http://www.kinzers.com/don/Flasher