Chipkit Uno and LCD4884 Shield

In this example I wanted to connect a shield that I purchased for Arduino development and use it with my Chipkit Uno 32. The shield is a Nokia 5110/3310 display and is called the
SainSmart Graphic LCD4884 Shield For Arduino Duemilanove UNO MEGA2560 MEGA1280.

This LCD4884 Shield provides 48×48 display. If your project need more information to display, this LCD shield can apparently meet your needs. It is able to display English, Chinese, even images. It also integrates a 5 DOF joystick. The shield has 6 Digital IO and 5 Analog IO.

Specification:

  • Power Supply: 5V
  • SPI Interface (using Digital Pin 2,3,4,5,6)
  • One Reset button
  • One 5 degree joystick (using Analog Pin 0)
  • Backlight control (DIO Pin 7)

Here is a picture of the shield.

SainSmart Graphic LCD4884 Shield
SainSmart Graphic LCD4884 Shield

You can download a library from http://www.rinkydinkelectronics.com/download.php?f=LCD5110_Basic.zip but the basic example did not seem to work for me, I had a look at the pins that were setup in the code and checked my shield pinout and found these needed changed for the example

//      SCK  – Pin 8
//      MOSI – Pin 9
//      DC   – Pin 10
//      RST  – Pin 11
//      CS   – Pin 12
//
#include <LCD5110_Basic.h>

LCD5110 myGLCD(8,9,10,11,12);

The updated code is below

Code

#include <LCD5110_Basic.h>
 
LCD5110 myGLCD(2,3,4,6,5);
 
extern uint8_t ck_logo[];
extern uint8_t oshw_logo[];
 
void setup()
{
  myGLCD.InitLCD();
}
 
void loop()
{
  myGLCD.drawBitmap(0, 8, ck_logo, 84, 32);
  delay(4000);
  for (int i=0; i<2; i++)
  {
    myGLCD.invert(true);
    delay(500);
    myGLCD.invert(false);
    delay(500);
  }
  delay(4000);
 
  myGLCD.clrScr();
  myGLCD.drawBitmap(14, 0, oshw_logo, 56, 48);
  delay(4000);
  for (int i=0; i<2; i++)
  {
    myGLCD.invert(true);
    delay(500);
    myGLCD.invert(false);
    delay(500);
  }
  delay(4000);
 
  myGLCD.clrScr();
}

 

Links
SainSmart Graphic LCD4884 Shield for Arduino Uno MEGA and Duemilanove

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