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 From:  Jim Thompson <jim at netgate dot com>
 To:  "Alex M" <radiussupport at lrcommunications dot net>
 Cc:  "Mono Dev List" <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] WRAP hardware for people working on 6.1 port
 Date:  Mon, 28 Aug 2006 16:08:53 -1000
On Aug 28, 2006, at 3:58 PM, Alex M wrote:

> Ok what I have under development now is 2 or 4 lines LCD w/  
> backlight + n
> numbers of control buttons all this seats on I2C bus.
> I need help w/ 2 stages:
>     1. Driver for BSD for I2C
>     2. Actual Module for Mono to do configuration and output things.

At the risk of pissing-off everyone here, I think the first thing to  
do is to make this hw work under linux, where there
is a mostly complete i2c bus driver.

that way we know the hw works.  I'm not impinging on your ability,  
but the number of times I've had to deal with slightly wonky to
fully-broken hardware in my career is higher than I'd like.   (You  
can't begin to enumerate my grey hair.)

rather than a full-on LCD, I could see applications for an array of  
LEDs or a pizeo-electric speaker.