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Adafruit Positive RGB LCD Shield Kit w/ 16x2 Character Display

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Adafruit Positive RGB LCD Shield Kit w/ 16x2 Character Display
Adafruit Positive RGB LCD Shield Kit w/ 16x2 Character Display
Adafruit Positive RGB LCD Shield Kit w/ 16x2 Character Display

Adafruit Positive RGB LCD Shield Kit w/ 16x2 Character Display

The RGB LCD shield is a great way to hook one of our 16 x 2 RGB LCDs up to an Arduino!

$23.99

Product #: MKAD44

Positive RGB LCD Shield Kits w/ 16x2 Character Display makes it easy to use a 16x2 Character RGB LCD. This shield is perfect for when you want to build a stand-alone project with its own user interface. The 4 directional buttons plus select button allows basic control without having to attach a bulky computer.


It lets you control a 16x2 Character LCD, up to 3 backlight pins, and 5 keypad pins using only the two I2C pins on the Arduino. The best part is you don't really lose those two pins either, since you can stick i2c-based sensors, RTCs, etc. and have them share the I2C bus. This is a super slick way to add a display without all the wiring hassle. 


The shield is designed for 'classic' Arduinos such as the Uno, Duemilanove, Diecimilla, etc. It will also work perfectly with Arduino Mega R3's. Earlier Mega's have the I2C pins in a different location and will require you to solder two wires from the I2C pins on the shield and plug them into the different I2C locations at Digital 20 & 21.


This product comes as a kit. Included is a high quality, USA-made PCB and all the components (buttons, header etc). Also comes with a 16x2 RGB positive LCD. Assembly is easy, even if you've never soldered before and the kit can be completed in 30 minutes. Check the product tutorial page for assembly instructions before purchasing

  • Dimensions: 2.1" x 3.2"
  • Comes with a 16x2 RGB backlight LCD, positive display
  • Plug and play with any Arduino 'classic' - UNO, duemilanove, diecimilla, etc as well as Arduino Mega R3.
  • Uses only the I2C pins - Analog 4 & 5 on classic Arduinos, Digital 20 and 21 on Arduino Mega R3
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