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The LCD arrived so I got to work on writing an Arduino sketch, I decided to lay the LCD screen out similar to the Python test screen and this is what I ended up with:   The Arduino side of things is complete, It sends out a command over the serial port and waits to receive some data which it then updates onto the screen:     In the first part of this blog, user Ralph Yamamoto suggested to make it USB compatible rather than serial compatible. For my needs the serial port is th ...
In the first part, I tested out Python to see if it was possible to gather some system information which worked very well. While waiting for the LCD screen to arrive I thought I'd try to see how straight forward it was to get that information out of a serial port.   I connected some hookup wires to the internal serial port of my Desktop PC:     And then used the following Python script to test:   #!/usr/bin/env python import unittest import sys import serial PORT = '/de ...
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cpu monitor panel

Posted by lucie tozer Top Member Apr 12, 2019
There seems to be plenty of LCD screen that fit onto the front of a desktop pc which display time, sometimes temperatures and fan speeds. I'm looking to expand on this and create an LCD screen that can be used to monitor the system performance such as memory and cpu usage.   The current LCD's take their data from temperature headers (some boards have them) and usually fan speeds directly from the fans themselves, to include system performance stats we need to be able to get that informatio ...