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Adafruit RGB Positive 16x2 LCD+Keypad Kit for Raspberry Pi

SKU: ADA1109

Regular Price: $37.60

Special Price $15.04

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Adafruit RGB Positive 16x2 LCD+Keypad Kit for Raspberry Pi
15.0400 AUD

SKU: ADA1109

Regular Price: $37.60

Special Price $15.04

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This new Adafruit Pi Plate makes it easy to use an RGB 16x2 Character LCD. Adafruit really like the RGB Character LCDs Adafruit stock in the shop. (For RGB Adafruit have RGB negativeand RGB positive.) Unfortunately, these LCDs do require quite a few digital pins, 6 to control the LCD and then another 3 to control the RGB backlight for a total of 9 pins. That's nearly all the GPIO available on a Pi! 

With this in mind, Adafruit wanted to make it easier for people to get these LCD into their projects so they devised a Pi plate that lets you control a 16x2 Character LCD, up to 3 backlight pins AND 5 keypad pins using only the two I2C pins on the R-Pi!The best part is you don't really lose those two pins either, since you can stick i2c-based sensors, RTCs, etc and have them share the I2C bus. This is a super slick way to add a display without all the wiring hassle. 

New, Adafruit have updated this Pi plate so the buttons on on the right side, which makes it a little more mechanically stable 

This pi plate is perfect for when you want to build a stand-alone project with its own user interface. The 4 directional buttons plus select button allows basic control without having to attach a bulky computer. 

The plate is designed for both Revision 1 and Revision 2 Raspberry Pi's. It uses the I2C (SDA/SCL) pins. Adafruit have a special xtra-tall 26-pin header so the plate sits above the USB and Ethernet jacks. 

This product comes as a kit! Included is a high quality PCB and all the components (buttons, header etc). A 16x2 Character RGB positive LCD is included! Assembly is easy, even if you've never soldered before and the kit can be completed in 30 minutes. Check the product tutorial page for assembly instructions before purchasing 

We also have some handy Python code to help you easily talk to the LCD and buttons You can also easily query the 5 keypad buttons to get input through the library, so you get extra buttons without using any more pins. The buttons are automatically de-bounced inside the library. 

At this time, the code and plate can control the RGB backlight of Adafruit's character LCDs by turning each LED on or off. This means you can display the following colors: Red, Yellow, Green, Teal, Blue, Violet, White and all off. There is no support for PWM control of the backlight at this time, so if you need to have more granular control of the RGB backlight to display a larger range of colors, this plate can't do that (the I2C expander does not have PWM output). 

Technical Details

  • Dimensions: 2.2" x 3.35"
  • Comes with a 16x2 RGB POSITIVE LCD
  • Plug and play with any Raspberry Pi
  • Uses only the I2C (SDA/SCL) pins


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Documentation and Resources:
  • What Are NeoPixel LEDs?
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