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December 04, 2011
by missle3944
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Hi guys,

I was always getting tired of having my lcd having connection issues with bad wires and not having it be very mobile especially around a big breadboard so I decided to make a new LCD header/connector using 2 old IDE pin connectors and a ribbon cable. I was able to break the pin headers off a broken HDD and a broken floppy drive. So wallah!

This took lots of patience for me and solder time. Sorry if it looks a little messy. But it gets the job done and the wires are very secure because I used some hot glue to concrete everything in.

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December 05, 2011
by Ralphxyz
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missle3944, you are about at the place of doing Rick's I2C LCD Project.

It is so cool to have your LCD running off two wires (well four with + power and - ground).

I made the project up on a protoboard hopefully I will do a PCB soon.

Ralph

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