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This is the lovely little 16 x 3 character LCD we use on Display-O-Tron.

A super-slim alternative to the classic industrial character displays. This model has a transparent display allowing you to add your own back-light if you wish!

  • High-contrast LCD display
  • 3 x 16 characters (3.6mm character height)
  • Just 2mm thick - wow!
  • 0.1" pitch through hole - ideal for breadboards/perfboard
  • ST7036 controller supporting 4-bit, 8-bit, and SPI interfaces
  • Operates from either a 5V or 3V3 power supply
  • Eight programmable characters (as well as 242 standard characters)

It supports SPI, 4-bit, and 8-bit addressing (you can talk to it just like a HD44780 display) making it easy to use with many micro-controllers or platforms (such as Raspberry Pi). It supports both 3V3 (though you'll need a couple of 1uF capacitors) and 5V operation.

Please note: If you want to drive this display at 3V3 you will need a couple of 1uF capacitors for the charge pump.

The datasheet contains sample wiring diagrams (see page 4) for all modes of operation - it's actually really darn helpful! View the full datasheet.

You can use this LCD with your Raspberry Pi using our Python ST7036 driver or with an Arduino using the DogLcd library.

Display-O-Tron LCD

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