This new Adafruit Pi Plate makes it easy to use a blue and white 16x2 Character LCD. This 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. As well, the Pi plate has all buttons on the right side, which makes it 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. We have a special xtra-tall 26-pin header so the plate sits above the USB and Ethernet jacks. For Pi Model B+ and Pi 2, the resistors sit right above the new set of USB ports. To keep them from shorting against the metal, a piece of electrical tape must be placed onto the USB ports.
- High quality PCB
- A 16x2 Character blue and white monochrome LCD
- Dimensions: 2.2" x 3.35"
- Comes with a 16x2 Blue & White LCD
- Plug and play with any Raspberry Pi
- Uses only the I2C (SDA/SCL) pins
- This board/chip uses I2C 7-bit address 0x20.