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Picaxe + lcd = I need help.

Well, I have hooked up my lcd and would like some help. Here is a link to the lcd:

http://www.hvwtech.com/products_view.asp?ProductID=508

And here is a link to the manual:

http://www.hvwtech.com/products_resources.asp?CatID=0&SubCatID=0&SubSubCatID=0&ProductID=508

All I would like is some sample code, such as a simple line that says "hello mark". Once I have that, I think I will be able to figure the rest out myself using the manual. So far everything I have tried has turned into a bunch of garbled letters. Hopefully I dont have the chip with the bug on it........

 

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Check all this:

Jumper on the TTL connection. Not rs-232

Jumper on 9600 baud!!

 

Try this again:

setfreq m8 'gotta speed up the picaxe to get to 9600 baud

serout pin,T9600_8,("Hello Mark")


setfreq m4 'back to regular speed

 

If this does not work, try N9600_8 instead

 

Nope, didnt work. Im having the same sort of problems you were having with yours, so im going to try a new chip.
Try another picaxe... Worked for me!

Here's my test code. I've tried it successfully on a 28X project board and a bare-bones 08M - this is the 28X variant as it communicates through Pin 7 (no pin 7 on an 08!). The code is straight from the PicAxe Manual - volume 3 I think.

init:
    pause 500

main:
    serout 7,N2400,(254,128)
    serout 7,N2400,("Hello!123")
    end

This did not work either. Im getting worried about my firmware...:(

setfreq m8 'gotta speed up the picaxe to get to 9600 baud

serout pin,T9600_8,("Hello Mark      ")


setfreq m4 'back to regular speed

 

If this does not work, try N9600 instead

Thanks for the try but no dice. The only results were garbled symbols. :(