adafruit-i2c-lcd

Node Library for using adafruit i2c rgb lcd pi plate

Adafruit I2C LCD Plate

Node.js implementation for the Adafruit RGB 16x2 LCD+Keypad Kit for Raspberry Pi http://www.adafruit.com/products/1110

  1. read the i2c documentation how to setup your raspberry pi.
  2. add dependency using npm install adafruit-i2c-lcd --save
  3. copy the example (coffee or js) and run them using coffee or node. Maybe you have to run them as root.
LCDPLATE=require('adafruit-i2c-lcd').plate
lcd=new LCDPLATE  '/dev/i2c-1'0x20
 
lcd.backlight lcd.colors.RED
lcd.message 'Hello World!'
var LCDPLATE, lcd;
LCDPLATE = require('adafruit-i2c-lcd').plate;
lcd = new LCDPLATE('/dev/i2c-1', 0x20);
 
lcd.backlight(lcd.colors.RED);
lcd.message('Hello World!');
 

API

Setting up a new LCDPLATE.

  • device: Device name, e.g. '/dev/i2c-1'
  • address: Address of the i2c panel, e.g. 0x20
  • pollInterval: optional. Set the poll interval for the buttons to x ms. Use pollInterval=-1 to disable polling. (Buttons will not work)

Clear the LCD, remove all text.

Close the LCD plate. Use this to stop the polling.

Set the backlight of the LCD to the given color. You can use predefined colors from the LCDPLATE class:

LCDPLATE.colors = [OFF, RED, GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, TEAL, VIOLET, WHITE, ON]

Display the text on the LCD. Use \n as line feed. Only the first two lines will be sent to the display.

Returns the pressed buttons as a number. Use bitmasks to mask out the state of the desired button. See LCDPLATE.buttons for button values.

Returns the name, e.g. 'SELECT' to a button number. See LCDPLATE.buttons for button values.

Events

Fires if a button is pressed or released.

Parameters:

  • button: the button, See LCDPLATE.buttons for button values.
lcd.on 'button_change'(button) ->
    lcd.clear()
    lcd.message 'Button changed:\n'+lcd.buttonName button

Fires if a button is released.

Parameters:

  • button: the button, See LCDPLATE.buttons for button values.

Fires if a button is pressed.

Parameters:

  • button: the button, See LCDPLATE.buttons for button values.

BSD

Based on the Adafruit's Raspberry-Pi Python Code Library

Here is a growing collection of libraries and example python scripts for controlling a variety of Adafruit electronics with a Raspberry Pi

In progress!

Adafruit invests time and resources providing this open source code, please support Adafruit and open-source hardware by purchasing products from Adafruit!

Written by Limor Fried, Kevin Townsend and Mikey Sklar for Adafruit Industries. BSD license, all text above must be included in any redistribution

To download, we suggest logging into your Pi with Internet accessibility and typing: git clone https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-Raspberry-Pi-Python-Code.git