[sdiy] Any way to get two "cursors" on an LCD 2*16 screen?

john slee indigoid at oldcorollas.org
Mon Apr 13 12:18:07 CEST 2020


You can generate custom character bitmaps for the HCD44780. Might be more
efficient than continually moving the cursor between two locations

https://omerk.github.io/lcdchargen/

John


On Mon, 13 Apr 2020 at 20:12, Spiros Makris <spirosmakris92 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm putting together a sequencer based around an LCD character screen. I'm
> struggling to find a way to indicate what the currently played step is as
> well as edit a different step, while indicating it to the user. Ideally,
> the normal running cursor would show the played step and the blinking black
> tile the edited step. Is there any feature in the HD44780U controller that
> can help me avoid the fuss of time multiplexing the two cursors and loading
> my program?
>
> Thanks,
> Spiros
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