Introduction: Show the Intel Edison WiFi IP Address on a Grove-LCD RGB Backlight

If you're lucky enough to have a Grove-LCD RGB Backlight device, and want to save yourself the trouble of logging in via the serial console every time, here's how to set up the Intel Edison to print its WiFi address to the LCD.

Sure beats having to look up the IP address every time!

Step 1: Connect the Grove-LCD RGB Backlight Device

  1. Hook up the Arduino shield board to the Edison breakout headers.
  2. Connect the Grove-LCD RGB Backlight to the Arduino shield, attaching it to one of the available I2C ports. Make sure that the black wire goes to GND and red goes to VCC.
  3. That's it! You're ready to run the code.

Step 2: Run the Code

Use the following code to print the Intel Edison's WiFi address to the LCD panel

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import socket import fcntl import struct

import pyupm_i2clcd as lcd

def get_ip_address(ifname):

s = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_DGRAM) return socket.inet_ntoa(fcntl.ioctl( s.fileno(), 0x8915, # SIOCGIFADDR struct.pack('256s', ifname[:15]) )[20:24])

# Initialize Jhd1313m1 at 0x3E (LCD_ADDRESS) and 0x62 (RGB_ADDRESS) myLcd = lcd.Jhd1313m1(0, 0x3E, 0x62)

# Clear

# Green myLcd.setColor(255, 255, 0)

# Zero the cursor myLcd.setCursor(0,0)

# Print it. ip_address = get_ip_address('wlan0') myLcd.write(ip_address)