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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Best display option to get a display going quickly – LCD Keypad Shield for Arduino Duemilanove & LCD 1602 (Works with Official Arduino Boards) Reviews

posted by jwaustincrowe on 11/11/2013 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

Pros:
Plugs in and works - eg, use 'HelloWorld' example sketch under LiquidCrystal, but modify to use with constructor of 'LiquidCrystal lcd(8,9,4,5,6,7);' - as suggested previously. Works on 5V too (others are for 3.3v).Doesn't interfere with the spi pins, more on that later.
Cons:
Reset button is near the other buttons - easy to press if not careful.
Other:
Make sure you wind the brass screw on the blue rectangle (variable resistor) about 25 or more turns (clockwise in my case) so that you can see the characters.
Bottomline:
Great value, easy to use.

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