I have created a very simple helper library for the USB / Serial LCD backpack. It exposes functions to help clear the display, setting display options as well as writing text.
I created it for my own use, but I’m posting this here in case anyone else needs it.
Github: https://github.com/dinofizz/adafruit-us … d-backpack
And it is also available on PyPI:
$ pip install lcdbackpack
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