October 28, 2014

Build a simple VT100 text display unit with Arduino

If you're interested in experimenting with older technology standards such as VT100 terminal emulation, or would prefer a portable unit to display serial text from your Arduino instead of using a connected PC then the following by Martin K. Schröder solves the problem nicely.

Martin has used an inexpensive Arduino-compatible board to receive incoming serial text that can also be encoded with VT100 escape sequences to allow easier formatting of the text on the screen or display used.

This is an interesting combination of the past and also a useful debugging device for portable mircrocontroller applications, so visit Martin's github page to get started. And for more, we're on facebooktwitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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And using the module is made simple - we have tutorials and drivers for both the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms - great for experimenters or those who use both systems.

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