Right now im trying to wire up the example and I dont have a 10kOhm resistor as required by the tutorial here:http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/LiquidCrystalSo Im wondering if I can leave the LED off? Just not plug anything into those last 2 pins.
So I can leave the last 2 pins out, but I need the pot! OK. Great. Ill give it a try.
You should have bought the LCD shield.No wiring or soldering, 6 control buttons, PWM backlight resistor and mosfet, 10k contrast pot. All on the shield.Leo..