#26. Showing Text on LCD

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Brace yourself, because we are about to learn about the text-lcd-16x2 node! If you haven’t already guessed, this node is used to control 16x2 LCD screens.

Now, let’s concentrate on the two constant-string nodes. These nodes contain and transmit data of type string. Yellow is used to indicate string type pins and links. A string is just another name for a line of ordinary text. This sentence is a string!

Patch

Test circuit

Warning Be careful, there are many connections so chances to make a mistake are high. If you see no text, double check all connections and rotate the potentiometer to adjust contrast.

Circuit

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How-to

Screencast

You should now see “Hello world!” displayed on the screen. Cool? Try to display your own message on the screen.

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