41.5 inch UHD 4K TV as a Monitor

So I made the moveĀ and bought myself a really cheap 41.5 inch UHD 4K LCD TV from Dick Smith for $449 AUD while it was on special, then the next day I checked the priced it went up to $599 AUD.


So the reason I bought this TV is to use it as a monitor replacement for my dual 24 inch Full HD LCD setup. The TV was extremely light, I had no problems unboxing it by myself and inside it came with a standard remote and stand. The TV has 3 HDMI inputs and only 1 HDMI 2.0 port that can do UHD 4K at 60Hz 3840 x 2160 resolution. (more…)

Arduino and LCD

Tonight I decided to solder some pins on to my LCD so that I can plug it on to the bread board, and with the Arduino SDK you can program any compatible LCD with 16 pins on it. On the bread board you can see I have a 10K variable resistor, this is for adjusting the contrast of the LCD

To get start with some simpe text output you need to wire the pins from the LCD to the Arduino and upload the compile program, you can obtain the schematic diagrams and the source code from here. If you think the image below looks very complicated I can tell you now it’s very easy, just read the instructions from the tutorial from the link provided.

Arduino with LCD