Submitted by Nathan Lord on Fri, 08/10/2012 - 13:57
The LCD display will be used as a quick status display for the team. This display will be useful to determine if the motorcycle is safe to ride. It has not be decided yet if this will be used as a display for a the rider or not.
So far we have written a driver for the LCD screen allowing us to print to the screen, clear the screen, scroll, move cursor, and change backlight intensity all running on SYS/BIOS allowing this task to have a low priority compared to more safety related tasks.
This code was not difficult to write. This LCD uses the same driver as the Bluetooth module, except for a different port, and the command functions for the LCD were already written by Anil from a previous project.
The picture to the right shows the screen scrolling text.