The Parallax Serial LCD's are very functional, low-cost liquid crystal displays that can be easily interfaced to and controlled by a microcontroller using a I/O pin. Code examples are included for the BASIC Stamp and Propeller chip. The LCD displays provide basic text wrapping so that your text looks correct on the display. Full control over all of their advanced LCD features allows you to move the cursor anywhere on the display with a single instruction and turn the display on and off in any configuration. They support the same visible characters as the BASIC Stamp Editor's Debug Terminal (ASCII Dec 32-127). In addition, you may define up to eight of your own custom characters to display anywhere on the LCD.
This device can be connected to a PC serial port using a MAX232 line driver. The circuit isn't supported by Parallax, but it's possible to make this connection with a few dollars of parts.
Clear 4x20 character display
Turn backlighting on or off with a single command
Directly supports ASCII DEC characters 32-127
Eight user-definable custom characters
Move the cursor anywhere on the display with a single command
Baud mode selector and adjustable contrast on the back of the display
Power requirements: +5 VDC, 10 mA (light off), 50 mA (light on)
Selectable asynchronous serial baud rates: 2400, 9600, 19200
Operating temperature range: -4 to +158°F (-20 to +70°C)