Freetronics 16x2 LCD Shield required pins

The LCD and Keypad Shield gives you a handy 16-character by 2-line display, 5 buttons and a controllable backlight.
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Gusto
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Freetronics 16x2 LCD Shield required pins

Post by Gusto » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:43 pm

Hi all,
Other than the digital pins 4 to 9 and the analogue 0, what pins are required to be connected on the Freetronics 16x2 LCD?
I may have got a bit excited and cut off all the other pins and now the display doesn't work.
Thanks

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Re: Freetronics 16x2 LCD Shield required pins

Post by andrew » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:12 pm

You need D4~D9, A0, 5V, and GND.
If you're curious the schematic and design file links can be found at the bottom of:
http://www.freetronics.com/collections/ ... pad-shield

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Re: Freetronics 16x2 LCD Shield required pins

Post by Gusto » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:56 pm

Thank you,

It seems obvious now that it would require a 5V and GND connection but the features for the shield says that "Pins used by shield clearly marked" so I just left the marked ones alone and cut the others off.

I will re-attach the 5V and GND pins...

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