i2c / SPI Character LCD Backpack



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SKU: LCD-005 Manufacturer: Adafruit Industries Mfg Part Number: 292 Category: Tags: , , ,


All Character LCDs are common and easy to use, but when connecting them to your microcontroller they can use up most of your digital pins! The i2c / SPI character LCD backpack is designed to reduce the number of pins required by your microcontroller to drive a Character LCD screen. Simply solder this backpack to the Character LCD of your choice and connect it via i2c or SPI.

This backpack will work with any ‘standard’ character LCD, from 8×1 to 20×4 sizes, as long as they have a 16-pin single-line connection header at the top. As usual, Adafruit provides easy to use libraries for the Arduino and Circuit Python along with in-depth tutorials!

Please Note: Character LCD sold separately.



  • Works with LCDs from 8×1 to 20×4
  • Only 2 pins are needed for i2c



i2c / SPI backpack: https://learn.adafruit.com/i2c-spi-lcd-backpack


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  Difficulty Level

Soldering Skill: Beginner
Prototyping Skill: Beginner
Programming Skill: N/A

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Weight: 9 g

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This product has a 30 Day Warranty from the date of delivery. The item must not be modified, abused, incorrectly hooked up, or used for purposes outside the original scope of design.

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