LCD character displays

There is nothing better than writing any information from the Arduino to a small LCD character display. They are incredibly handy and just look plain cool. Even better, Arduino has a built-in library to do this. Let's explore how we can implement it.

Getting ready

We will need the following ingredients for this recipe:

  • An Arduino board connected to a computer via USB
  • An LCD character display of any dimension—16 x 2 is the standard size
  • A 10K-ohm potentiometer
  • Jumper wires

How to do it…

First, we need to connect the monitor to the Arduino. This generally requires a minimum of 6 digital pins as shown in the following diagram:

How to do it…

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