Custom Firmware for USB + Serial LCD Backpack | @GitHub #python

This code is a complete rewrite of the Adafruit RGB Backpack code. This code adds GPIO, specifically input capability to the Backpack functionality. This allows the LCD to function as a simple remote terminal with up to 4 “key/button” inputs and/or “LED indicators” able to communicate over a simple 2 wire serial interface. The code also incorporates a number of other enhancements detailed below.

Read more here on GitHub.


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