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Description: This is a basic 16 character by 2 line display with a snazzy black background with white characters. Utilizes the extremely common HD44780 parallel interface chipset (datasheet). Interface code is freely available. You will need ~11 general I/O pins to interface to this LCD screen. Includes white LED backlight.
Dimensions: 3.15" x 1.425"
Based on 6 ratings:
Display is Much brighter than the picture, and even though it was a bit scary to solder onto (im a bit of a newb at soldering) , it works fantastic! So bright, Very responsive. I dont even have the display at its brightest and it is a crystal clear read! Look forward to using it in my summer project.
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Tuve que cambiar la primera que compré porque empezó a oiscilar la iluminación de la pantalla.
Por lo demás todo muy bien, buena presentación y buen funcionamiento.
The LCD arrived promptly in the mail and worked as advertised. If my experience is typical of Sparkfun, they have good products and are very efficient.
I wired up the display and ran it with the standard Arduino library. Worked first time!
The display is clear and the characters are legible. I do wish this display supported more than 32 characters. As for interfacing, that is very easy. Just a hand-full of switches (and one potentiometer) and an ASCII chart you don’t even need a microcontroller (but you’ll only be able to print one character every few seconds without one).
Apparent color changes from white-on-black to black-on-white at ~ + 5’ and ~ -20’. Readable until ~ + 35’ and ~ - 80’. During the color change, it’s difficult to read; a lot of head bobbing is required. Readability at greater + angles would be better for my application. Is there any way to flip the text orientation or, perhaps, another hack to improve upon this issue? I won’t be purchasing this product again.