Standard LCD 16x2 + extras [white on blue]

$15.09

Part Number:  AF-181
Brand:  Adafruit Australia

DescriptionStandard HD44780 LCDs are useful for creating standalone projects. 16 characters wide, 2 rows White text on blue background Connection port is 0.1" pitch, single row for easy breadboarding and wiring Pins are documented on the back of the LCD to assist in wiring it up Single LED backlight included can be dimmed easily with a resistor or PWM and uses much less power than...
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Description

Standard HD44780 LCDs are useful for creating standalone projects.

  • 16 characters wide, 2 rows
  • White text on blue background
  • Connection port is 0.1" pitch, single row for easy breadboarding and wiring
  • Pins are documented on the back of the LCD to assist in wiring it up
  • Single LED backlight included can be dimmed easily with a resistor or PWM and uses much less power than LCD with EL (electroluminescent) backlights
  • Can be fully controlled with only 6 digital lines! (Any analog/digital pins can be used)
  • Built in character set supports English/Japanese text, see the HD44780 datasheet for the full character set
  • Up to 8 extra characters can be created for custom glyphs or 'foreign' language support
  • Comes with necessary contrast potentiometer and strip of header

For more information, check out Adafruit's detailed step-by-step Arduino+LCD tutorial

 

Adafruit have a datasheet that has pin-locations and more plus a HD44780 datasheet with the detailed commands for control

Technical Details

  • PCB Dimensions: 36mm x 80.6mm x 1mm / 1.4" x 3.2" x 0.04"
  • Screen Dimensions: 24mm x 69mm / 0.9" x 2.7"
  • Height (pcb+screen): 8.4mm / 0.33"

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