Interfacing LCD to NetDuino

Netduino is a great development board with AT91SAM Arm microcontroller. It has more power than Arduino and can be programmed using .NET platform. No matter what microcontroller or platform we are using, we need some sort feedback in order to know what device is doing, and what data it displaying. LCD is a first choice in more complex projects. It can display multiple types of information in several lines. Embedded-lab briefly takes us through Netduino interfacing to LCD tutorial.

LCD is based on popular HD44780 controller. It is probably most common interface among textual LCD’s. And basically majority of libraries found on internet are written exactly for it. In this example LCD is connected using 4-bit interface. Code is pretty well explained so it can be easily adapted for new projects.

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