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Add LCD to PBot - Step by Step Guide

Postby slenderman » 2012-Dec-Sun-13-Dec

Hi guys,

New to all this, and haven't even assembled my bot yet, but i thought i'd jump a few steps in the hope it can help some of you. I havent tested 100% due to incomplete bot, but i think it should work. Please test and let us know here if / what else needs doing.

What is it?
Repetier Firmware 0.71, on a stock PBoard from Printrbot (Rev. B)
20 x 4 line LCD display with click / scroll wheel
All work was done in WinXP virtual box

Things to note
I think from Rev D onwards, going into bootloader mode is reversed (i.e. jumper on instead of off)
I have not done a circuit diagram, but i think it's clear enough. If not, please refer to resources below

Edits
Added note to choose correct board before compiling

I'm stuck!
Please don't PM me, ask here. I'm a newbie, not having even assembled my bot.
Posting here will draw answers from experts and benefit all.
Read the resources noted below.

Woohoo, i did it!
Good for you! Now think if you can contribute something to help keep this community alive.
Thanks for looking!

Resources used
http://reprap.org/wiki/Printrboard
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=595
http://blog.think3dprint3d.com/2012/06/ ... depth.html
http://blog.think3dprint3d.com/2012/07/ ... board.html
http://www.repetier.com/documentation/r ... tallation/
http://blog.lincomatic.com/

and some others i didn't bookmark, thank you to all those people who made this possible!
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Re: Add LCD to PBot - Step by Step Guide

Postby PxT » 2013-Jan-Wed-17-Jan

Thanks for posting this, reminds me that I want to take another shot at getting my LCD working.

Meanwhile, here is a nice looking setup that reportedly works with the Printrboard:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/124 ... f=category
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Re: Add LCD to PBot - Step by Step Guide

Postby Extrude3D » 2013-Jan-Sun-21-Jan

Awesome job, OP. I just ordered all the parts I need online and started the process of compiling the firmware. Will report back.

Edit: Can you show more pictures of the soldering done. I'm requesting pictures of all soldering joints done, both close up and far away. This will help me greatly.
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Re: Add LCD to PBot - Step by Step Guide

Postby plexus » 2013-Jan-Sun-23-Jan

A couple alternate possibilities:

Panelolu
Product: http://reprap.org/wiki/Panelolu
How to: http://blog.think3dprint3d.com/2012/07/ ... board.html

Viki
Product: http://www.panucatt.com/
How to: coming
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Re: Add LCD to PBot - Step by Step Guide

Postby slenderman » 2013-Jan-Thu-17-Jan

Extrude3D wrote:
Edit: Can you show more pictures of the soldering done. I'm requesting pictures of all soldering joints done, both close up and far away. This will help me greatly.


I'm sorry but I didnt actually solder anything for the instruction set i did, i merely used a breadboard as can be seen in the last pic. However if you are apprehensive, there should be no external components / complicated wiring connections to worry about; everything should connect directly to the Printrboard (unless you want brightness / contrast adjustment)

If you do want to have a look at soldering etc, I dont want to hot-link to other people's content, so please look at this page:
http://blog.think3dprint3d.com/2012/06/ ... depth.html
and scroll down, you should be able to see everything that is needed.

or as plexus has suggested, you could buy the ready-made options, in which case all you would need is to wire it up and recompile firmware accordingly.

Hope that helps!
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Re: Add LCD to PBot - Step by Step Guide

Postby Extrude3D » 2013-Jan-Sat-18-Jan

slenderman wrote:
Extrude3D wrote:
Edit: Can you show more pictures of the soldering done. I'm requesting pictures of all soldering joints done, both close up and far away. This will help me greatly.


I'm sorry but I didnt actually solder anything for the instruction set i did, i merely used a breadboard as can be seen in the last pic. However if you are apprehensive, there should be no external components / complicated wiring connections to worry about; everything should connect directly to the Printrboard (unless you want brightness / contrast adjustment)

If you do want to have a look at soldering etc, I dont want to hot-link to other people's content, so please look at this page:
http://blog.think3dprint3d.com/2012/06/ ... depth.html
and scroll down, you should be able to see everything that is needed.

or as plexus has suggested, you could buy the ready-made options, in which case all you would need is to wire it up and recompile firmware accordingly.

Hope that helps!


Awesome, I'm going to do just this when I get the parts in! Thanks for the guide.
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Re: Add LCD to PBot - Step by Step Guide

Postby Vapor » 2014-May-Thu-19-May

I think I have all the parts. Time to make this happen.
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