The RGB 16×2 LCD+Keypad Pi Plate from Adafruit Industries makes a great addition to an Internet radio project. This little circuit board makes it easy to add an LCD display and numeric keypad to a Raspberry Pi.
In this post, we update our original Raspberry Pi Internet Radio project using this cool Pi Plate. Our new radio shares many of the features of the original radio and adds: compact size; a color-changing LCD display; and more buttons for an improved user interface.
Adafruit RGB Negative 16×2 LCD+Keypad Kit for Raspberry Pi – This new Adafruit Pi Plate makes it easy to use an RGB 16×2 Character LCD. We really like the RGB Character LCDs we stock in the shop. (For RGB we have RGB negative and RGB positive.) Unfortunately, these LCDs do require quite a few digital pins, 6 to control the LCD and then another 3 to control the RGB backlight for a total of 9 pins. That’s nearly all the GPIO available on a Pi! (read more)