Let's Make Robots!
Navigate around, beep, talk, and look cute
Using a
New, Update2: Added a voice and sound module to make Henry talk. This is my second robot so I wanted to build one with a track drive.  I got some nice tracks from … Read more

Backlight on Parallax LCD not working?

Using a Pixaxe 28X1 and a Parallax LCD.

Can not program the backlight on a Parallax LCD to come on.

When I put the LCD to test mode, backlight on OK.

I read the manual for the LCD but did not help.

here is the code:

pause 1000
let pins = %11111111
serout 0,T2400,(1,2,"Hello World")
pause 200
serout 0,T2400,(124,157)           ;turn on backlight
pause 200


Autonomus bot, navigates around using IR detector. It scouts, it looks, it finds!
Using a
  This is really Scout_bot version 2.0. I added the pan tilt head (Robotshop.ca) later. Anyways it adds some personality. He is built on  an old telephone base … Read more