In this simple tutorial we wwill learn how to use a 20x4 I2C Character LCD display with Arduino Uno to display a simple text "Hello World.
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- 20x4 I2C Character LCD display
- Jumper wires
- Arduino Uno or any other Arduino board
- Visuino software: Download here
- Connect LCD Display pin[VCC] to Arduino pin[5V]
- Connect LCD Display pin[GND] to Arduino pin[GND]
- Connect LCD Display pin[SDA] to Arduino pin[SDA]
- Connect LCD Display pin[SCL] to Arduino pin[SCL]
Note: Use the potentiometer to adjust the brightness
The Visuino: https://www.visuino.eu also needs to be installed. Download Free version or register for a Free Trial.
Start Visuino as shown in the first picture Click on the "Tools" button on the Arduino component (Picture 1) in Visuino When the dialog appears, select "Arduino UNO" as shown on Picture 2
- Add "Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) - I2C" component
- Select "LiquidCrystalDisplay1" and in the properties window set Rows to 4 and columns to 20
- Double click on the "LiquidCrystalDisplay1" and in the Elements window drag "Text Field" to the left side, then in the properties window set text to "HELLO WORLD" and width to 20
- Close the Elements window
- Connect "LiquidCrystalDisplay1" pin I2C Out to Arduino I2C In
In Visuino, at the bottom click on the "Build" Tab, make sure the correct port is selected, then click on the "Compile/Build and Upload" button.
If you power the Arduino UNO module, the LCD Display will start to show the "Hello World" text. In case you dont see any text make sure you adjust the brightness using a potentiometer.
Congratulations! You have completed your project with Visuino. Also attached is the Visuino project, that I created for this tutorial, you can download it and open it in Visuino: https://www.visuino.eu