By the Numbers
These instructions are directed at those using the two
previously mentioned carrier boards. If you decide to use
your own boards, use the provided schematics
(Schematics 1 through 3). I have highlighted the jumpers
in red to make it a bit easier for you.
Step 1: Assemble the Dios Universal LCD Carrier
Assemble the Dios Universal LCD Carrier according to
the provided instructions. Insert the 40-pin Dios chip and set
the jumpers as indicated for a graphic LCD. Make sure the
notch in the chip is facing to the right, as shown in Figure 5.
Install the Dios compiler, if you have not already done
so, and connect a nine-pin serial cable. Load the Dios
compiler and hit F6 to load the debug terminal. Power
up the carrier. Once the carrier has power, it will begin
sending test messages to the debug terminal.
Tip: A new Dios comes already programmed with the
Locate the program file called “firsttest.txt” in the
examples directory and load it into the editor. Program the
Dios. Again, you should see the test data, and if all went
well, you will have a working Dios Universal LCD Carrier.
Step 2: Test the Carrier
Step 3: Assemble the Utility Carrier
Schematic 2. The jumpers are highlighted in red here and in Schematic 1.
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