Description: This is a basic 8 character by 2 line display with black text on green background. The screen utilizes the extremely common HD44780 parallel interface chipset. Interface code is freely available. You will need ~11 general I/O pins to interface to this LCD screen. Includes LED backlight.
You can use the example sketch in the Arduino IDE to get up and running in no time.
Note: This will work with our serial backpack, but it will not connect directly due to the different pin layout.
Dimensions: 1.574" x 1.411"
Based on 4 ratings:
This display is small enough to use in a handheld microprocessor based device, and other than the width, works just like the common 16x2 LCD displays. I was unable to find 8x2 displays anywhere else!
I soldered on some header pins and connected M/F jumpers to my arduino to give it a quick go. According to the datasheet, you can bit-bang the pins to write text, so I just pulled pins to 0/+5V and set the contrast at 15k…but the display has no response at all. This is possibly user error! I would love for spark fun to do a quick hookup and code guide!
Hmmm. I would recommend getting in touch with our technical support team, they should be able to help you out!
If you have a small project with need of an LCD, this is the one for you. There isnt much space on the screen, but it is certainly tiny. I have used this LCD in several projects and it works very well.
I needed a simple and inexpensive display for a circuit I am creating. The application is a whole-house fan timer using a PICAXE 20M2 as the controller. The whole thing is going to live in an outlet box, so small is the priority. This little unit provides all the display data needed. Simple to parallel-interface to using a separate PICAXE 18M2 allowing serial communications to the display module. Proximity sensor to control the display backlight. Inexpensive modular controllers keep the code simple. This Display is easy to interface to, inexpensive to buy, and very reliable. Great for small spaces. I will use again I am sure.