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RGB Backlight Negative LCD 16x2 + Extras - RGB on Black
RGB Backlight Negative LCD 16x2 + Extras - RGB on Black


 
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RGB Backlight Negative LCD 16x2 + Extras - RGB on Black . This is a fancy upgrade to standard 16x2 LCDs, instead of just having blue and white, or red and black, this LCD has full color RGB characters on a dark/black background! That means you can change the character display colors to anything you want - red, green, blue, pink, white, purple yellow, teal, salmon, chartreuse. This LCD looks strikingly good in person.

We had these custom made to our specification so that you can use them in existing LCD projects and they'll still work - just that only the red LED will be used (so it will appear red-on-black). The extra two pins (17 and 18) are for the green and blue LEDs. The LCD has resistors on board already so that you can drive it with 5V logic and the current draw will be ~20mA per LED. There's a single LED backlight for the entire display, the image above showing 3 colors at once is a composite!

Comes with a single 16x2 RGB backlight LCD, 10K necessary contrast potentiometer and strip of header.


  • Features
    • 16 characters wide, 2 rows
    • Black text on multi-color background
    • Connection port is 0.1" pitch, single row for easy breadboarding and wiring
    • Pins are documented on the back of the LCD to assist in wiring it up
    • Single RGB LED backlight included can be dimmed easily with a resistor or PWM and uses much less power than LCD with EL (electroluminescent) backlights
    • Can be fully controlled with only 6 digital lines! (Any analog/digital pins can be used) and 3 PWM pins for the backlight
    • Built in character set supports English/Japanese text, see the HD44780 datasheet for the full character set
    • Up to 8 extra characters can be created for custom glyphs or 'foreign' language support
    • Comes with 10K necessary contrast potentiometer and strip of header

    Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
     
    Great looking display! November 20, 2013
    Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Metro Detroit, MI United States  
    This is a great looking display! It adds a great extra to a project. Here is another tutorial.

    http://makezine.com/projects/rgb-liquid-crystal-display-tutorial-2/

    The only downside is the number of pins it uses. But, if you don't want to use PWM to gradually change the color. And, 8 set colors is ok. Then you can get a shield here on Makershed that uses only 2 I2C pins on Arduino.

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      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
     
    Great LCD May 10, 2012
    Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
    I recently bought this great LCD, and when I read the instructions you have to solder. I was fine with that, but it (as of yet) wasn't mentioned in the description. Also the instructions don't clearly state how to change/mix colors. Other than those small things, it was GREAT.

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