The name of the track being played on the body

Hello dear readers. Surely you have repeatedly seen all kinds of LCD-panels on the front of the system unit, and maybe already managed to get their own. But real modders prefer a slightly more complicated and interesting process - creating an LCD screen with your own hands. Today we will tell you how to create an external display that shows information about the music played by Winamp using direct hands, knowledge of the basics of circuit design, patience and a small amount of imagination.

To bring the project to life we ​​need:

  • Actually the display. This article used an instance from Ericsson 2618 on the PCF8548 controller;
  • LPT connector;
  • 6 1N4148 diodes;
  • Non-polar capacitor 1 microfarad;
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We solder the second end of the cable to the LPT connector according to the scheme taken from the site

If you use a regular backlight, you can exclude a 1 kOhm resistor from this circuit because there is already a resistor on the standard backlight. Even two.

We set the display on the board.

What happened after the work done can be seen below:


Download and install the LCDHype program. Open and configure as shown.

And copy the text from the Script.txt file into the field.

The queue to configure Winamp.

From the C: \ Program Files \ LCDHype \ stuff \ winamp folder, copy the files to C: \ Program Files \ Winamp \ Plugins, start the player and follow the illustrated instructions.

Close the settings, do not forget to connect our devices to the computer and press" Start "in the LCDHype. If the circuit is assembled correctly, something like this should appear on the display:

Embed the device in the body

Only your imagination can help you.

I installed the display in a case from Microlab. I just installed the module with the display behind the transparent window of the door. Describe what I wouldn’t like, I think this process will be individual for everyone.

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