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How to connect text LCD modules to Dragon

Direct connection

The easiest way to connect LCD modules to Dragon is to solder a female connector (blue on the picture below).

Then most LCD modules plug right in. You may need to solder a male connector on your LCD module, if it isn't fitted yet.
Seen here after power-up but before initializing the FPGA (power is provided by the USB cable).

Then, configure the Spartan-II, send a few bytes through USB (C code provided), and voila!

Using a flat cable

You can use a male connector and a flat cable.

Note: there are 2 ways to solder the connector on the LCD module, facing down or facing up.

Use the same on the Dragon, facing down or facing up - or the connections through the flat cable will be inverted.