Today is Arduino Day 2014! We’ll be posting all day about Arduino projects, products, tutorials, and more. Don’t forget to tune in here at 7 PM EST for our very special LIVE show featuring Massimo Banzi, co-founder and CEO of Arduino! Happy 10th Birthday Arduino!
To get things started here’s one of Adafruit’s most popular tutorials on how to use an LCD Display with your Arduino.
In this lesson, you will learn how to wire up and use an alphanumeric LCD display.
The display has an LED backlight and can display two rows with up to 16 characters on each row. You can see the rectangles for each character on the display and the pixels that make up each character. The display is just white on blue and is intended for showing text.
Featured in this Guide:
- Standard LCD 16×2 + extras
- Premium Male/Male Jumper Wires – 40 x 6 (150mm)
- Half-size breadboard
- Arduino Uno R3 (Atmega328 – assembled)
March 29th is Arduino Day 2014! Arduino day is “a worldwide event bringing together Arduino people and projects. It’s 24 hours full of events – both official and independent, anywhere around the world – where people interested in Arduino can meet, share their experiences, and learn more.” Adafruit will be celebrating with 24 hours of Arduino posts on our blog as well as a special Saturday night LIVE show with Massimo Banzi, co-founder and CEO of Arduino. Join us Saturday, March 29th at 7 PM EST to celebrate Arduino Day 2014! Be sure to check out our extensive learning system tutorials on Arduino as well as our Arduino blog coverage and products.