Four mounting holes and a blank 11 pin 2mm-pitch labeled breakout on the side – we just soldered some wire to each hole as shown in the photos, its very easy. (The LCDs have no wires soldered in when we ship them)
Bonus! We’re including a free 4050 level shifter chip so that you can safely use it with your favorite 5V microcontroller
Lower cost than KS0108 LCDs
Serial interface uses only 4 or 5 digital pins
Low power, full-color RGB LED backlight
Visible in daylight without backlight
Works perfectly with 3V logic
3.3v power and logic means a level converter is needed for 5V Arduinos (we include this part when purchasing from us)
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My new Honda has a similar style display in the dash. Normally it’s white on black, and tells you your mileage, odometer, etc. But if something goes wrong (Door Open, Fuel Low, etc) the backlight turns the display orange. Very effective alert, and way cheaper than a full color LCD.