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Arduino Lcd

Ladyada posted a thorough tutorial regarding Arduino to LCD wiring -

For a soon-to-be-released project I needed to have a character LCD display. I’ve got a box with a few of those $10 parallel LCDs that are so popular. There’s even a few libraries at the Arduino playground for easy use. Dave Fowler from uCHobby even started out with a great tutorial. However, I didn’t see any good tutorials on how to do the actual -connecting- part. So I took pix while I wired up one to a protoshield and tested it.

Hmm, “soon-to-be-released project” – better make sure I finish up those motor and ethernet shields first. – Hooking up an LCD to an Arduino

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Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!



  1. says:

    these can be wired to the arduino with only 1 wire!

  2. Limor says:

    hi, its not an LCD shield. its a tutorial on how to connect an LCD. if you have a parallel LCD but can’t wait a few days to order a special item, then you can do it with some wires. & this tutorial was written so that people can understand how the wiring is done.

  3. patricio1976 says:

    A small experimentation i made with a 2×16 LCD:

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