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I have a limited number of the GLiPIC pcb and associated parts available for purchasing. Below are the items available.

The GLiPIC board designed for KS0108 controller based LCD modules, either the 128x32 or the 128x64 displays. With the adapters available it can also  be used with T6963C and SED1330 controller based LCD displays.Plus, it can be used as a general purpose controller since most pins are  brought to headers. With a bootloader the PIC can be programmed via the serial port.

GLiPIC Shown assembled

Measures only 1.9 x 2.5”! Double sided board with plated through holes.

Includes: The GLboard, manual, passive components, connectors, a 20MHz crystal, an LM7805, a PIC 16F877-20, a 24C256 I2C eeprom (can hold up to 32 screens of images!), a MAX232,  and a 128x64 Graphic LCD.

GLboard Rev D

GLiPIC Shown assembled

Parts may vary in size and color


KS0108 controller based LCD module 128x64.

For details on the GLI2 Development board click here

GLI2 Development kit

SED1330 based LCD 256x128 graphic display and adapter

256x128 Graphic LCD with SED1330 controller.

Large display area almost 2.75”H x 5.0”W!

Overall size (pcb area) 4.5”H x 5.75”W. This Hyundai LCD display is not backlit. However, there seems to be provisions for some type of backlight since there is a 2mm gap between the board and the LCD panel. The  SED1330 is a popular controller and has many features. Documentation for the controller is available from numerous sources on the Internet. You can also download it from Epson’s website.

Sanyo 240x64 T6963C based graphic lcd

(no backlight)

Complete Kit GLSEDK $98, includes the GLiPIC kit, the adapter kit and the 256x128 graphic LCD. or Complete Kit GLT69K $98 with the Sanyo 240x64

GLiPIC Shown assembled

Adapter Kit

GLiPIC Board adapter kit for the 256x128 SED1330 LCD (can also be used with T6963C based LCD’s). Two headers are provided a 1x18 and a 2x10. The unit has an on-board 5v to -15v convertor, a  MAX637, which supplies LCD  negative voltage (Vee). A 20K POT is used for the Vee adjustment. Includes parts shown below.

Adapter shown assembled. 0.9”H x 2.5”W

The GLADPS2 adapter kit

20 Contact Flat Flex Connector & PCB carrier

20 contact connector and carrier pcb for TAB/COG LCDs which have a 0.5mm pitch 20 contact Flat Flex ribbon cable. The carrier can fit in a standard 0.6” wide  20 pin IC socket

20 contact Flat Flex connector and carrier pcb kit. (Requires soldering) COG128 - $10.00

Shown assembled

Right: Shown assembled and connected to a 128x64 Graphic LCD (LCD not supplied)

SDMM3X Compact board

Similar to the MMSD3 board but much more compact. It is a PIC based 3.3v development board that is interfaced to a SD/MMC socket. Serial I/O is available via a standard DB8F RS232 connector. The PIC can be loaded with a bootloader so that it can be programmed serially without having to remove it from the board. It also includes a 5 pin header for programming the PIC with a conventional programmer. The SPI lines from the MMC/SD are connected to the hardware SPI pins on the 16F876 / 18F252 PIC as are the serial RS232 lines. It includes a Ramtron 64kbit FRAM, a Max3232 (or equiv.), SD/MMC socket, a 3.3v LDO regulator, a PIC 16F876 or 18F252 and associated passive components.Requires a 7-16v DC supply. PICBasicPro demo code available. PIC program  for a ‘single file’ system on a  FAT16 formatted card also available, which allows the card to be read on a Windows PC card reader. Works with SD as well as MMC cards. Ideal for long term data logging, where the data is received at a slow I/O rate.

Useful tiny carrier! Use existing DIP8 sockets to try out new SOIC8 devices such as a FRAM to replace a standard eeprom. Available in the parts section ( includes mounting pins )

SOIC8 to DIP Carrier pcb

Shown with a FRAM mounted

Mini Power Supplies

Mini Power Supplies for breadboards 5v, 3.3v and dual voltage modules for quick prototyping and projects. Standard pins easily connects to pcbs and development boards.

PSU5-3 kit $8.00  specify 5v or 3.3v

PSU53PB $4.00

The tiny PSU5-3A provides a 5v dc source using an LM7805 and PSU5-3B provides 3.3v using an LM2937. Includes a power LED. Input 7-15v DC via a 2.1mm power socket.

PSUD kit $18.00

PSU5-3 shown assembled

PSUDPB $8.00

Dual Supply!3.3v as well as 5v supply. This versatile little supply includes a bridge so that 7-15v AC or DC can be used as the source, each output has its own power LED. Standard 2.1mm power socket. Includes an LM7805 and an LM2973

PSUD shown assembled


Basic GLiPIC software is available free in the Benchware section.

*The GLiPIC graphics library includes routines to draw circles, set/reset a pixel, draw lines, draw rectangles, draw squares, draw diamonds, draw bars, draw an x-y scale with ticks plus more.The  price includes one year of support and any additions or enhancements to the library. Currently available for the KS0108, T6963C controllers only

Bootloader software. With a bootloader one can program the PIC directly via a PC serial port and the GLiPIC serial (DB9) socket. No other programming device is necessary. I  do not provide a bootloader, however, various bootloaders are available from other sources the two that I have tried out are:

The MELoader from MELabs - An excellent bootloader with a Microsoft Windows interface their price includes a PIC 16F877!

PIC Downloader - A free bootloader which also includes a Windows interface. Very  fast and easy to use. Even though it does not explicitly state that it has been tested with MELabs PICBasicPro, I have had no problems loading the GLiPIC hex files with it.

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