Makers, developers and hobbyists that enjoy using the Raspberry Pi mini PC to build projects or are using the single board PC to learn more about coding, may be interested in a new simple LCD interface board that has been created by David M Saul.
The Pi-LCDAs it has been called provides an easy way to visually display anything you require on a backlit 16×2 LCD display that is also HD44780 compatible.
Its creator explains a little more about the features and functions you can expect to enjoy, once you have pledged £12 or more over on the Kickstarter website.
• The board is driven via the GPIO, no SPI or I2C interface to contend with – so easily programmable in Python without out the need to install any additional s/w modules
• Vertically oriented display, making it much easier to manage the HDMI, power etc connections to the Raspberry Pi
• Can sit on a shelf above your desk
• Board allows control of single colour [mono] and full colour RGB backlit display types
• Through the clever use of jumpers common anode and cathode RGB backlit displays can be accommodated
• I2C and 1Wire interface pads are brought out on the PCB to allow additional devices to be connected if desired
• 3 momently contact switches are included as standard on the rear of the PCB
• Can be used with a number of pi cases – I particularly recommend the Pibow Coupé range from Pimoroni, the Pi-LCD can also be easily used with the official Foundation Pi-Case just leave off the 2 upper plastic mouldings
If you are interested in owning your very own Pi-LCD kit without an LCD module included it is now available to pledge for from £12 upwards and £23 will provide a kit complete with an LCD module. Jump over to Kickstarter via the link below for more information.
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