Will This LCD Display Work With An Arduino?

Would that LCD Display work with an arduino?
Does anybody have a better suggestion for an LCD?

I am new to the arduino and don't know what to look for


Judging from the third datasheet at the link you provided it looks like a standard 'character mode' LCD using an HD77780 compatible controller. Take a look at Arduino Playground - HomePage for programming ideas.


I would just make sure you know how you are planning on connecting the pins on this LCD. I have a couple of LCD panels, some with a single row of pins, and one that has two rows of pins like this one. The single row is a lot easier to breadboard and experiment with than the ones that have two rows of pins.

Thank you both!
I have chosen an identical LCD except for its pins are in a single row.

Would this work to connect the LCD to the arduino or a breadboard?


Would this work to connect the LCD to the arduino or a breadboard?

A header strip like that would be good for connection to a breadboard.


If you’re going to be doing a lot of tinkering, you should also become familiar with The Miracle of Buying Stuff SurplusTM :wink:

Like a similar LCD and header pins for less than half the price. Now, there’s a good chance that the reason the LCD is surplus is that it’s an older model, with contrast that’s not quite as good as the one from Digi-Key, and backlighting LEDs that aren’t as bright. But that’s not always true: quite often you get stuff that’s current, purchased from someone who made a bad guess about What The People Want and went belly-up.

A few other excellent dealers, who’ve been in business for many years, are Alltronics, All Electronics, Electronic Goldmine, and Marlin P Jones. Another really fun place to shop for odd mechanical bits and materials is American Science and Surplus: even if you never buy anything from them, the catalog is a hoot to read.

This really ought to be in a FAQ somewhere.


Thank you very much! I will order from them next time because I already ordered from Digi-Key. I was a little biased as Digi-key is relatively local for me.

EDIT: I checked WOT on the BGmicro site and it returned dangerously low scores though.

Have you had good experiences with them?