Last week around at work I had another usual un-usual problem to face with. Having to make lots of mechanisms n components to work with-in seconds or fracs at times I kind-of knew this was always coming.
And invariably so my poor mind couldn't think of anything but Arduino for a handy solution that should be compact, flexible, highly customizable, rugged and most importantly easier to work around.
Step 1: The Problem:
Step 2: Components:
LCD Display (16x2) - 1
Arduino - 1 (Duemelanove is what I had)
Micro Switches - 2
Hook-up wires for (bread board) - Plenty (see Fritizing schematic for actuals)
Bread Board - 1 (for Prototyping)
LED - 1 (fok blinking indication)
Resistors 330 & 2K - 1 each
potentiometer 4k - 1 ( I had used one 2k Resistor and a 4K POT in comb. instead of a 6k pot to control the display as it came so handy from the junk parts)