LCDuino

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Playing around with Arduino, I realized that building an Arduino with an LCD attached would be rather useful. After all, LCDs are cool on any project. Likewise it would save space. The result, LCDuino.

File:LCDuino1.jpg
The micro-controller side of LCDuino.
File:LCDuino2.jpg
LCD side of LCDuino.

OK not completely original, but serves my purposes. Basically, it is a minimal Arduino with a standard (think cheap) LCD attached. There is no USB, but since the purpose is for finished products, there is not much need since the ATmega328s can be programmed through an FTDI, or another Arduino.

The cost of building this board was about $10. Using a perforated board was a little tedious because the alignment of some of the pins were shifted and made for some tedious soldering. Of course designing a circuit board would solve this.