16 x 2 LCD – RGB


16 x 2 LCD – RGB


SKU: LCD-003


A standard 16 x 2 LCD for all of your character display needs! This model has a configurable RGB backlight allowing for customization of the backlight color. Just like the standard 16×2 LCDs, 2 lines of 16 characters can be displayed. This board is backwards compatible with standard 16×2 LCDs and will light up red. To get the full RGB experience two pins (17 and 18) are required for the green and blue LEDs. The LCD has resistors on board already so that you can drive it with 5V logic and the current draw will be ~20mA per LED.

This version includes a chunk of breakaway header and a 10K trim potentiometer – just solder on the header and hook it up on the breadboard!


  • Colour selected through PWM of Red, Green, and Blue backlight LEDs
  • Breadboard friendly (2.54mm)
  • Requires only 8 digital pins for operation.
  • Negative configuration (dark background, bright text)


16×2 LCD: http://learn.adafruit.com/character-lcds

16×2 RGB LCD: http://bc-robotics.com/…/16x2rgb.pdf

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Weight 41 g


  1. :

    who is the manufacturer of this product? and is there a datasheet?

  2. :

    Hi Richard,

    The manufacturer itself is not listed, but these are made specifically for Adafruit Industries.

    Updated to include the datasheet – let us know if you have any additional questions!

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