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16 X 2 LCD Display Blue on White By Adafruit Industries (772) MCM Part #83-15747

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This new Adafruit shield makes it easy to use a 16x2 Character LCD with an Arduino. Unfortunately, most LCDs do require quite a few digital pins, 6 to control the LCD and then another pin to control the backlight for a total of 7 pins. That's almost half of the pins available on a classic Arduino!

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With this in mind, we wanted to make it easier for people to get these LCD into their projects so we devised a shield that lets you control a 16x2 Character LCD, up to 3 backlight pins AND 5 keypad pins using only the two I2C pins on the Arduino! 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.

This shield is perfect for when you want to build a stand-alone project with its own user interface. The 4 directional buttons plus select button allows basic control without having to attach a bulky computer.

  • Dimensions: 2.1" x 3.2"
  • Comes with a 16x2 Blue&White backlight LCD
  • Plug and play with any Arduino 'classic' - UNO, duemilanove, diecimilla, etc as well as Arduino Mega R3.
  • Uses only the I2C pins - Analog 4 & 5 on classic Arduinos, Digital 20 and 21 on Arduino Mega R3
  • This board/chip uses I2C 7-bit address 0x20

Part Numbers
MCM Part #:83-15747
Adafruit Industries Part #:772
Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:0.025 lbs.
RoHS Comp:No
Warranty:365 days
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Length:9 in.
Width:5.5 in.
Height:0.025 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No

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