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[Lcdproc] Drivers for futaba VFD

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  • From: erd AT (Ethan Dicks)
  • Subject: [Lcdproc] Drivers for futaba VFD
  • Date: Mon Jul 28 15:09:01 2003

> Dear Sir,
> I've some VFD module and I'd like to control them with a PC. Theses
> VFD are from futaba model M202SD08G. I send you the data sheet. Is
> it compatible with another controler ? Or Is it existing a soft to
> use them ?

I have some Futaba VFDs, but not this model. From doing some
basic poking around, I found this page on the connecting an M202SD08
to a BASIC Stamp II -
that mentions some mods to make it speak "normal" baud rates. The
mods are described here -

There's not lots of info on these displays floating around (I couldn't
find a live link to a spec sheet, for example), but they appear to be
a 20x2 VFD (i.e., "M202..."), primarily parallel input, or odd-baud-rate
serial. From a page on hooking an LCD or VFD to a car MP3 player, it
looks like this Futaba might have a Futaba-specific parallel interface -

So... No idea what command set it supports, but there's some info on
the display if people want to take a crack at it.


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  • [Lcdproc] Drivers for futaba VFD, <smaschine AT (neXus), 07/27/2003
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    • [Lcdproc] Drivers for futaba VFD, Ethan Dicks, 07/28/2003

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