PIC-Based Serial Enabled Character LCD Hookup Guide
The PIC-based serial enabled character LCD (a.k.a. SerLCD) backpack is a simple and cost effective solution for interfacing to character Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) based on the HD44780 controller. The backpack simplifies the number of wires needed and allows your project to display all kinds of text and numbers.
The SerLCD backpack can also be found on a variety of serial enabled character LCDs with different color schemes, sizes, and input voltages. In this tutorial, we will connect to a serial enabled LCD and send ASCII characters to the display using an Arduino microcontroller.
To follow along with this tutorial, you will need the following materials at a minimum. Depending on what you have, you may not need everything on this list. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.
You may need a soldering iron, solder, and general soldering accessories, and screw driver depending on your setup.
If you aren’t familiar with the following concepts, we recommend checking out these tutorials before continuing.