Character LCD Modules
One of the most versatile electronic components that you could use in literally just about any project is the LCD screen. At EIO we carry many different character LCD modules, the most prominent of which are by Orient Display. Orient Display was established in 1996 and has steadily grown to be one of the top producers of LCD modules. While the LCD you get for your project varies widely by the project you’re doing, there are many nice looking ones to choose from on our site and of these, many may work well with a Raspberry Pi which we’ve also looked into before.
While red and black displays are a must for any evil robot or super computer you might be making, it’s also a classic color pairing and looks really nice. The AMC1602AR is one of our smaller modules, for medium sized modules there’s the AMC2004A-B. This one is a nice option as it displays a couple more lines of text which may be a nice feature depending on your needs, it’s also available with blue and white and spinach green. Perhaps our largest black and red module, the AMC2002C-B-T6WTDR displays two lines of text.
Speaking of spinach green displays, for those feeling nostalgic for the original Gameboy, we carry more than a few with that color scheme. The AMC0802B-B-Y6WFDY is the smallest of the bunch and would make a nice additions to many hacks you can do around the house. Orient Display’s AMC2002C-B-Y6WFDY and AMC1602A-B-Y6WFDY are also good options in this color.
With so many displays to choose from, it may be hard to know what to do with them. But with this list of 168 projects, it may be hard to choose the best project as well. One of the most common and probably functional of these projects is a humidity/temperature sensor. Generic word displays are fairly common as well. For a slight twist on the display, you can make a “Magic 8 Ball” to divine the secrets to life or help you decide what shoes to wear to dinner.
Other unique projects include an Arduino Planetarium, which could possibly be made with a Raspberry Pi as well. You can also make an RFID badge scanner.
Whatever project you decide to undertake, there are many options. Share what you’ve made on Facebook or Instagram and leave a review on our site!