Microcontroller User Interfaces
The intent of this page is to document different styles of user interfaces for microcontrollers together with code ( any language ) to drive them. We could use some contributions, can you help?
- Pro Cheap, simple, uses only 1 bit port
- Con If you use a bunch uses a lot of port bits
Can be self decoding: position of switch indicates state of microcontroller.
In its simplest form either on or off, slightly harder to read are various patterns of blinks.
- Pro Cheap, simple, easy to drive. One port bit per led ( untill you get to large numbers where ticks kick in ) Match with a pushbutton and state of the microcontroller and means to change it is simple.
- Con Can use more port bits than you have.
A shift register can make driving a large number easier.