Want to add a 16x2 character LCD display to your project, and show off/display text/data? For example, show the temperature/humidity readings of your indoor weather station, or show the IP address of your Raspberry Pi!
You can now do that with the ProtoStax LCD Kit V2! This replaces the ProtoStax LCD Kit (V1).
This kit includes a Top piece with the necessary mounting holes and cutout for a 16x2 character LCD, as well as the LCD module.
Our LCD modules come with an attached I2C module, so you only need two I2C pins to communicate with it (as opposed to needing 6 GPIO ports needed to communicate with a vanilla LCD module directly. With a vanilla LCD module, you'll also need extra components and additional wiring for backlight and contrast - our module comes with everything installed).
You can use any existing LCD I2C libraries with it. The LCD module is a HD44780 compatible one with 16 pins and LED Backlight (blue color). The I2C module is a PCF8574T based module. We have included links to some sample libraries below that we have tested with.
Simply replace the existing top of your ProtoStax Enclosure with the one from the ProtoStax LCD Kit (with the LCD screen mounted) and you are good to go! Connect the screen to your micro-controller/SBC to start displaying stuff for your project.
This will work with all ProtoStax Enclosures - Arduino, Raspberry Pi B+/4B/A+/Zero, Breadboard (Arduino Nano, Raspberry Pi Pico, Adafruit Feather, Particle, ESP, etc that are breadboard friendly MCUs).
Python (Raspberry Pi): RPLCD
Make sure to add a ProtoStax Enclosure to your order if you don't already have it!
ProtoStax Enclosure for Raspberry Pi B+ / Model 4B
: The stackable, modular, extensible and hackable enclosure for your Raspberry Pi B+ and Model 4B .
ProtoStax Enclosure for Raspberry Pi A+: The stackable, modular, extensible and hackable enclosure for your Raspberry Pi A+.
ProtoStax Enclosure for Raspberry Pi Zero: The stackable, modular, extensible and hackable enclosure for your Raspberry Pi Zero & Zero W.
ProtoStax Enclosure for Arduino: The stackable, modular, extensible and hackable enclosure for your Arduino
ProtoStax Enclosure for Breadboards/Custom: The stackable, modular, extensible and hackable enclosure for your breadboard, breadboard-friendly MCU or custom board