SGBotic has created a series of Micro:Bit EduFun Mini Project Kits with an aim of making advance devices available to micro:bit inventors. Much efforts have been devoted to designing the MakeCode block packages to remove the complexity of using these devices, making it easier for inventors to incorporate into their projects.
This LCD module is one of these mini project kits. It is a great add-on to your micro:bit project for displaying important information. The LCD features 16 characters by 2 lines, white text on blue background display. It utilises I2C interface, so only requires four wires to connect to your micro:bit board. The contrasts of the display can be adjusted using the onboard potentiometer.
A MakeCode block package has been developed to remove the complexity of using this LCD in your project.
The project in the printed guide will guide through the wiring as well as using the MakeCode blocks to monitor the micro:bit temperature and display this information on the LCD.
- 16x2 I2C LCD module
- M/F jumper wire
- Printed guide
Take note that Micro:Bit, T-Expansion board and breadboard which are used in the project are not included in this kit. Instead of T-Expansion Board, you can also use any micro:bit breakout board that has SDA/SCL pin (pin 19 and 20).
- Display - 16 characters per row, 2 rows
- Supply voltage - 3.3VDC
- Back lit (Blue with white char color)
- Interface - I2C, default address:39 or 63
- Adjustable contrast
- Backlight can be controlled via makecode Block