LCD Character Display

Can I connect a simple LCD character display to my Robot Controller?

Sure, although Innovation First has not tested any of these options yet, here are some suggestions to get you started. First, you could connect through the serial port to an LCD module such as the Matrix Orbital LK202-25. Secondly, you could configure and connect some of the digital I/O pins directly to an LCD module which uses a Hitachi HD44780 LCD controller. An example of such a module is the Optrex DMC-16204 (Digikey part# 73-1033-ND). See the MPLAB® C18 C Compiler Libraries manual from Microchip (Document # DS51297B – page 63) for details on C commands for interfacing with a HD44780.