October 09, 2014

"BigNumbers" - a new Arduino character LCD font

Using character LCDs with Arduino is quite common-place, however after a while some users become tired with the fixed fonts available and reach the limits of what is possible.

However with some effort more is possible, and github user seanauff has created a new library to easily create numbers that are two rows high and much wider, as shown in the following example:

The font is comprised of custom characters, and is quite imaginative considering the limitations of the screen. The libary will be useful for many purposes, and can be downloaded from github. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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Jonathon Jones said:

How does one call this library when printing digits to the LCD?

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