4dlcd

An implementation of the 4D SGC/Picasso development environment

npm install 4dlcd
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4D SGC/Picasso LCD Controller for Node.js

This is an experimental library: an ever-growing implementation of the 4D Systems SGC/Picasso protocol. See http://www.4dsystems.com.au/prod.php?id=113 and http://www.4dsystems.com.au/downloads/Semiconductors/PICASO-SGC/Docs/PICASO-SGC-COMMANDS-SIS-rev11.pdf

Installing

$ npm install 4dlcd

Using It

var 4dlcd = require('4dlcd').Device;
var SerialPort = require('serialport').SerialPort;

var port = new SerialPort('/dev/ttyUSB1', { baudrate: 9600 });
var lcd = new 4dlcd(port);

lcd.autobaud();

// draw a red rectangle from 0,0 to 10,10
lcd.drawRectangle(0, 0, 10, 10, 255, 0, 0);

Documentation

This module serves as a buffered thin wrapper around the underlying protocol. It handles RGB conversion as well as buffering commands in order to stop packet collisions.

Since commands are queued, callbacks are optional. If none is passed, a default callback will be used. Code is still executed asynchronously, so multiple commands can be executed and the callback sent with the final command will be called when completed.

Constructor

Instantiate a new instance of the display. The parameter passed should be a connected SerialPort.

Example

var port = new SerialPort('/dev/ttyUSB1', { baudrate: 9600 });
var lcd = new 4dlcd(port);

autobaud(/ optional callback /)

Autobaud is the initialization command and must be called before any other command can be called.

Example

lcd.autobaud(function (err, status) {
  console.dir(status); // Buffer <0x06>
});

version(/ optional callback /)

Version returns a Buffer containing the version information of the connected device:

  • device_type 0x01 = micro-LCD. 0x02 = micro-VGA.
  • hardware_rev
  • firmware_rev
  • horizontal_res
    • 0x28 : 128 pixels
    • 0x32: 320 pixels
    • 0x60 : 160 pixels
    • 0x64 : 64 pixels
    • 0x76 : 176 pixels
    • 0x96 : 96 pixels
    • 0xFF : Unknown
  • vertical_res
    • 0x22 : 220 pixels
    • 0x24 : 240 pixels
    • 0x28 : 128 pixels
    • 0x32 : 320 pixels
    • 0x60 : 160 pixels
    • 0x64 : 64 pixels
    • 0x76 : 176 pixels
    • 0x96 : 96 pixels
    • 0xFF : Unknown

replaceBackgroundColour(r, g, b, / optional callback /)

Changes the background color of the screen immediately.

Example

lcd.replaceBackgroundColour(255, 0, 0, function (err, status) {
  console.dir(status); // Buffer <0x06>
});

clearScreen(/ optional callback /)

Clears the screen.

Example

lcd.clearScreen(function (err, status) {
  console.dir(status); // Buffer <0x06>
});

controlFunction(mode, value, / optional callback /)

Sends a control function to the screen.

drawImage65k(x, y, width, height, data, / optional callback /)

Draws an image, specified in the data argument (16bit - 565 format) at the x and y coordinates specified.

Example

lcd.drawImage65k(0, 0, 1, 2, new Buffer([ 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff ]));
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