There is an updated version of this product available: DEV-13293
Description: Do you need an easy to use interface for your LCD screen? The LCD Button Shield just might be your answer! Moving through menus and making selections straight from one stand-alone shield attached to your Arduino is a great way to cut down on your tower of shields.
The LCD Button Shield consists of a 16x2, black character, green backlight LCD with a keypad consisting of 5 keys — select, up, right, down and left. To save the digital IO pins, the keypad interface uses only one ADC channel. The key value is read through a 5 stage voltage divider.
Check the link below for example code, schematics, and additional information.
Note: Headers are included but not soldered.
Based on 2 ratings:
1 of 1 found this helpful:
Functionally, I can see little significant difference between this and the more expensive SainSmart unit. Some differences are that the SainSmart item has additional through hole connections available, whereas this one does not. But I installed long pin header sockets, that allowed access to these connections, as well as plug into an arduino uno, or any microcontroller board with the same footprint (e.g., the ‘Olimexino’ 5510). Another is the placement of the Reset button, which was not grouped with the other buttons; but is set at the lower right corner… This was not significant for my application, and even made for easier access.
As for software compatibility, it appears to be 100%. For the price, I think it’s a great alternative, and plan to purchase this again for other projects where it is needed.
Work great for the project I am making. Easy to use, code examples were helpful. The buttons adds to the product nicely. The variable brightness of the screen makes it easy to see the characters. Overall, a well rounded product.