Information for using small character LCDs such as the HD44780 with Mac OS X, LCDproc and Growl. And other Apple and Mac USB stuff.

Thursday, August 3, 2006

POS Display with iTunes Movie

Here is a Quicktime Movie of the POS Display with iTunes. It shows some of the features of the script. It also reveals some of the limitations of the Display:

  • no extended characters
  • 40 character limit on scrolling text
  • 24 hour clock only

Even with these limitations, it serves its purpose well, and it was cheap compared to a normal serial VFD.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2006

POS Display with iTunes

AppleScript Icon

I recently managed to get my EMAX POS pole to display my current iTunes Tracks. I will post a video soon. It uses a simple AEDEX command set.

Here is a link to the code: AEDEX iTunes Code

Make sure to save it as an application and select "Keep running." Then put it in your iTunes Scripts folder.

Requires a working serial port (edit the script to specify which) and: SerialPort X 1.0 OSAX

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