Large LED Display Interfacing w/ C

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Nessel, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Nessel

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 28, 2013

    I am looking for some information on large indoor LED Displays that can interface with a PIC16F887, or any microcontroller for that matter. So far google hasn't yielded any useful information regarding this. At this point I am wondering if it is even possible for this combination to exist. The type of LED I am looking for would be along the lines of these:

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. MaxHeadRoom


    Jul 18, 2013
    I haven't used that product, but from the info shown it appears they are programmed by serial of different formats, the PIC is capable of at least RS232, I would think the programming information format is available from the manufacturer or comes with the unit?
    I would imagine it being fairly simple, ASCII char and simple line commands?
  3. ErnieM

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 24, 2011
    There are several types of displays on that page, ranging from simple 7-segment displays, thru simple RGB text, on to full color video displays. Each type is going to need it's own suitable controller.

    The first step is to pick which type of display you are interested in. Follow that by what data goes in, gets stored, and how the display gets driven.

    The last step in this process is to choose which PIC to use.
  4. bwack

    Active Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2013
  5. Meixner


    Sep 26, 2011
    A PIC can be programmed to do those serial formats, however you would also have to connect the PIC to some type of keyboard and maybe it's own display to compose the message to be sent to the led display. It may be less trouble to just use an old laptop thats just sitting around not being used.