ProtoStax LCD Kit V2
We currently have 2 in stock
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
This Extension Kit does not include the Enclosure. Make sure to add a ProtoStax Enclosure to your order if you don't already have it!
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ProtoStax Enclosures are Stackable, Modular & Extensible
They ease your path from Prototype to Product! Make your prototypes useable and attractive with ProtoStax!
Use it as a prototyping plate, with full and open access to your device while prototyping. Rubber feet protect your board and your table top!
Omit the side walls and just add the top for an open configuration with more airflow and open access.
Add side walls and the top to form a fully enclosed case for maximum protection.
The cases offer connectivity to external systems using our unique cable management methods (see features above)
All ProtoStax cases are compatible with each other and can be stacked side-by-side (horizontally) or one on top of the other (vertically). Mix-and-match multiple ProtoStax cases and put together a larger enclosure from the individual ones! Our Raspberry Pi + Breadboard, or Raspberry Pi + Arduino enclosures are popular bundles. You can also mix-and-match various Raspberry Pi enclosures (A+, B/B+, Zero enclosures to build your hybrid cluster with whatever Pis you have lying around!)