I bought this LCD: http://www.engineersgarage.com/electronic-components/16x2-lcd-module-datasheet
and am trying to get it to work with my arduino.
I have followed the instructions found in this video:
and am trying to run this program (a progress bar): http://jeremyblum.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Episode-13-Arduino-Programs.zip
although I am not getting anything from the LCD when I turn it on or try to run the program.
I think the problem might be with the contrast, are you supposed to see something on the screen when you start it up even if your not programming the LCD?
I hooked up a 5k pot on the VEE, ground, and +ve but still am not seeing anything.
Here is a picture of my whole setup: http://imgur.com/KpwPz,XD2Ij#1
and here is a picture of the back of the LCD: http://imgur.com/KpwPz,XD2Ij#0
thanks for any help!