USB + Serial Backkpack Kit with 16x2 RGB backlight LCD
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USB + Serial Backkpack Kit with 16x2 RGB backlight LCD

by bbuckner on Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:47 pm

Hello Adafruit,

This item is backordered and I could use information to help with packaging this unit (ID: 782). It appears that the USB connections are also available at pads on the backpack board that appear to be suitable for a .100" spacing header. Is this a correct assumption? Can the whole unit powered from the USB? Finally, do you have mechanical dimensions for the part?

Thank you for all of your help,

Bob
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Re: USB + Serial Backkpack Kit with 16x2 RGB backlight LCD

by adafruit on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:46 am

Thats right, its a 0.1" spacing, and it can be powered from USB - we dont have dimensions up quite yet, but we'll have them up on github soon with the board files
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Re: USB + Serial Backkpack Kit with 16x2 RGB backlight LCD

by bbuckner on Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:06 pm

Thank you. Useful information.

This part still seems to be back ordered. Is there an update on actual availability? I can't move forward with my project.

If it is a long and indeterminate wait for these parts, is there another set of boards that are available that we could use to prototype the system while we wait for this part?

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Re: USB + Serial Backkpack Kit with 16x2 RGB backlight LCD

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:55 am

The estimate on the product description page is our best estimate at this point.
is there another set of boards that are available that we could use to prototype the system while we wait for this part?

If you have i2c available, we do have the i2C backpacks in stock: https://www.adafruit.com/products/292
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Re: USB + Serial Backkpack Kit with 16x2 RGB backlight LCD

by bbuckner on Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:41 pm

Thank you.

We need USB, so I guess I'll have to wait.
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