LCD Display Custom Character Generator

I came across the Arduino platform recently, and I thought I would create a place to share information about various projects. I bought an Arduino Mega 2560 and got it working very quickly. I completed a couple of projects with it, including driving an LCD display and making some stepper motors spin.

The LCD project was interesting. I bought the LCD117 Serial Display Board and 16 x 2 LCD Display from along with some other stuff. I read some of the tutorials on the web about how to create and display custom characters. I whipped up a Windows based program in Delphi to assist in creating the code for custom characters, and I have posted the installer for the program in a zip file. Click on the screenshot to download the installer, then post comments with feedback after you have a chance to try it so I can implement changes and/or improvements.

Click the Screenshot to Download the 5x8 LCD Custom Character Designer program

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4 Responses to LCD Display Custom Character Generator

  1. TigerH says:


    I’m trying to use the LCD custom character designer that you’ve created. I am getting an error: The program can’t start because qtinf70.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

    I’m using Windows 7 x86_64. I have tried changing the compatibility with no luck, any suggestions?

    Kind regards,


    • jimbar99 says:

      Sorry for the delayed response. My email has been putting stuff in the junk folder by mistake.

      This error is my fault completely. Had an old component referenced in the code that isn’t even being used by the program. I recompiled with the error corrected to it should work now. Please leave me some feedback if you get it to work and let me know what I can do to make it better.

  2. Matthew says:

    This program won’t run on Windows 7 for me. It gives an error saying qtintf70.dll is missing. I can’t seem to find a source, other than questionable websites, for downloading this DLL. Can you compile the executable without this requirement, or tell me where I can find the DLL?


    • jimbar99 says:

      Try it now. I had a remnant of a component that isn’t even in the final program that caused it to bomb on 64 bit systems. Recompiled it and hopefully it will work now. Please give me some feedback if you do get it to work so I can make it better. Thanks!

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