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LCD Arduino Code

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:39 am
by Simon
Scott,

If I haven't missed this - we need somewhere for the LCD/Arduino releases. There was talk on Team Speak that Warren (?) had done something.

Re: LCD Arduino Code

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:59 am
by w-u-2-o
Hi Simon,

Links to all of the firmware, including the LCD microcontroller code, are here: https://apache-labs.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2334.

The directions, which may not be complete, are in the 8000 user guide. Links to all of the users guides are here: https://apache-labs.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=2340

However, I guess I need to make these easier to find. I'm am going to update the global sticky post "Useful Websites) to include these links as well.

73!

Scott

Re: LCD Arduino Code

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:59 pm
by DL8LAQ
I just finished update of firmware (v1.6) and front panel LCD software (1.6b).

73, Norbert

Re: LCD Arduino Code

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:15 pm
by Simon
w-u-2-o wrote:Hi Simon,

Links to all of the firmware, including the LCD microcontroller code, are here: https://apache-labs.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2334.

The directions, which may not be complete, are in the 8000 user guide. Links to all of the users guides are here: https://apache-labs.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=2340

However, I guess I need to make these easier to find. I'm am going to update the global sticky post "Useful Websites) to include these links as well.

73!

Scott


Thanks - installed. Shame we have lost the numeric Fwd / Ref values :( .

Re: LCD Arduino Setup on pc

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:33 am
by Joe
I used the instructions listed in the 8000 manual but for some reason my lcd code will not compile in the step listed to “verify compilation”? Everything else went as planned. I know the Arduino software version is the latest. Any help or direction is much appreciated.

73’s
Joe
WD5Y

Re: LCD Arduino Code

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:36 pm
by w-u-2-o
It's hard to say, Joe, there are a lot of things that could go wrong. It's been a very long while since I messed with this so my memory is not good. However it seems that most people run afoul of including the liquidcrystal440.zip library file properly. Do not unzip it. After opening the sketch for the LCD, make sure you can see LiquidCrystal440 under Contributed Libraries when you go to the Sketch > Include Library menu. If you don't, then pick on Sketch > Include Library > Add .ZIP Library and point it at the correct zip file.

Also, the board should be set to the Nano, if I remember correctly.

73,

Scott

Re: LCD Arduino Code

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:20 pm
by Joe
Thanks Scott
I will check these steps.

Thanks
Joe
WD5Y

Re: LCD Arduino Code

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:40 am
by Joe
Scott
I did get things to compile fine but could not get the sketch to upload. After searching I found that you have to use the ATmega328 (old bootloader) designation for the processor under the "Tools" menu. All works great now. I was testing the new port that I installed on the rear panel which now allows me the ability to load new Arduino changes without removing covers, etc.

Thanks and 73's
Joe
WD5Y

Re: LCD Arduino Code

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:05 am
by w-u-2-o
:)

Re: LCD Arduino Code

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:33 pm
by Bryan W4WMT
Is there a way to just turn off the LCD/Arduino stuff and run without it?

Re: LCD Arduino Code

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:07 pm
by w-u-2-o
Bryan W4WMT wrote:Is there a way to just turn off the LCD/Arduino stuff and run without it?

Hi Bryan,

There is no straightforward way. Do you have the schematics? It's probably possible to wire around a number of things: PTT disable, 50V power control, buzzer, etc. However, it's probably easier, especially since you are familiar with software, to simply wire around these things in the Arduino sketch code. For example, you could change the sketch to not alarm on high VSWR, or just change the VSWR limit to something higher, etc. That's usually the problem most complained about, I think.

73,

Scott