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March 6, 2012 AT 2:32 pm

LCDBootDrive: Selectable Files!

LCDBootDrive: Selectable Files!.

After I showed the BootDrive on the Adafruit Show and Tell, I watched their weekly “Ask an Engineer” show where they showcased a new product, an LCD shield with an RGB backlight. The really cool thing is that the LCD AND 5 buttons only need 2 IO pins on the Arduino, because the shield is designed with an I2C expander. I ordered it the next day (close to 5pm) selected UPS ground shipping and it was at my house the next day!

I soldered the micro-sd breakout onto an Adafruit SD Shield, and a 6 pin right angle header to connect an FTDI cable. Adafruit also had a pre-made 6pin-6pin female cable that was perfect for this project!


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