by Michael McRoberts

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Project 23 – Basic LCD Control

To start with, you will create a demonstration project that will show off most of the functions available in the LiquidCrystal.h library. To do so, you'll use a backlit 16×2 LCD Display.

Parts Required

You need to obtain an LCD Display that uses the HD44780 driver. There are many available and they come in all kinds of colors. As an amateur astronomer, I particularly like the red on black displays (red text on a black background) because they preserve your night vision if used in astronomy based projects. You can choose another color text and background but your display must have a backlight and be able to display sixteen columns and two rows of characters (often referred to as 16×2 LCD displays).

16×2 Backlit LCD ...

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