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Steps

Step #1:

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Arduino LCD Birthday Card
  • Here are the materials you need:
  • Arduino, LCD Display, 10K Potentiometer, USB cable, some hook-up wires and a solderless breadboard.

Step #2:

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Arduino LCD Birthday Card
  • First we connect the 5V and the Ground to the rails of the breadboard.
  • Then we add the potentiometer and connect it to 5V and Ground.

Step #3:

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Arduino LCD Birthday Card
  • Now we add the display and connect it to 5V (second pin) and Ground (first pin).
  • We connect the third pin of the LCD to the "wiper" (middle pin) of the potentiometer.

Step #4:

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Arduino LCD Birthday Card
  • Now turn the backlight on! Connect the sixteenth pin to Ground and the fifteenth pin to 5V.
  • Plug in the USB cable and you should see the backlight light up!

Step #5:

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Arduino LCD Birthday Card
  • Now it's time to connect the data pins! The list that follows is: Display Pin → Arduino Pin
  • 4 → 12
  • 5 → 11
  • 6 → 10
  • 7/8/9/10 = No connection
  • 11 → 7
  • 12 → 6
  • 13 → 5 and 14 → 4

Step #6:

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Arduino LCD Birthday Card

Now it's time to program the Arduino! Start with the code in the picture at left.

Step #7:

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Arduino LCD Birthday Card

Now it's finished! Print a sweet frame, cut it out and put it over the LCD.


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