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LCDonPiBox

Here’s an image of a solution shared on the Adafruit Forums for combining your Adafruit Pi Box with one our LCD+Keypad screens for the Raspberry Pi:

Well, for me, I just received my Adafruit Pi Box with the full intention of keeping my Blue & White LCD Pi Plate attached. In fact I really like the setup!

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LCDAndKeypad

Adafruit Blue&White 16×2 LCD+Keypad Kit for Raspberry Pi: This new Adafruit Pi Plate makes it easy to use a blue and white 16×2 Character LCD. We really like the 16×2 Character LCDs we stock in the shop. Unfortunately, these LCDs do require quite a few digital pins, 6 to control the LCD and then another 1 to control the backlight for a total of 7 pins. That’s nearly all the GPIO available on a Pi!

With this in mind, we wanted to make it easier for people to get these LCD into their projects so we devised a Pi plate that lets you control a 16×2 Character LCD, up to 3 backlight pins AND 5 keypad pins using only the two I2C pins on the R-Pi! The best part is you don’t really lose those two pins either, since you can stick i2c-based sensors, RTCs, etc and have them share the I2C bus. This is a super slick way to add a display without all the wiring hassle. (read more)


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1 Comment

  1. There are some other cool projects being shared on that forum thread, including an extended PiBow: http://forums.adafruit.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=35802#p181068

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