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1  Using Arduino / Displays / LCD2004 Help on: January 13, 2013, 04:02:38 pm
Hello there, I'm completely clueless on what to do to get this LCD display working.
I'm a bit of a newbie to Arduino, and I don't know what to do.
I got this
for Christmas, and I also have an Arduino Uno.

I've tried seeking internet help, and I wired it to my best ability, but the display's backlight glows by itself, or the display backlight glows and the grid of characters are all lit up.

I've read about these things called Arduino Shields? Do I require one to use this LCD display?
I'd much rather wire it directly from the Arduino Uno to the LCD2004.

Sorry if I'm not being clear, again I'm new to this, and not sure what to do.
Please ask questions if I'm not being clear.

I just need to know how to hook the Arduino Uno up to the LCD2004, and if I need any additional materials.
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