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    MyLCD: Serially Connected LCD Character Display

    I thought I would share a short video on the new revamped MyLCD plugin. This plugin takes advantage of a number of the new skinner friendly functions making plugin development very much easier. After all, if I can do it, anyone can

    You may want to view it a couple times so you can notice how the settings changes affect the LCD, and to see that changes are live (nearly instant).



    Also notice the creative use of repeating the same display item so it always appears at the top of each "page" of information.

    A lot of use of the framework DataSource functionality made this project pretty easy (thanks Boorte). A global datasource flag was used to arbitrate the radio and lcd com port scanning (auto detection) so there was no contention by testing the same port at the same time.

    Datasource "subscriptions" allow for quick updating when a data value changes. Very slick.
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    While recording the first one, I forgot to show the keypad buttons actually working.

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    I thought I would also include the MyLCD section from the (under development) user guide to help explain things further.
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    Very cool.. Having looked at the web site I might use them for some other stuff too...

    Thinking this would also be cool if we could get the original remote for the Directed HD radio unit linked to the computer too...

    Then you could use that remote to control OM in the same manner.

    Can you set one of the buttons to change the display on the LCD? For instance if you programmed it to have say 4 different screens could you have it lock on one screen and only rotate through on a button press?

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    While that is not currently a feature, I don't see why it couldn't be done.
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