Getting started with 16x2 LCD Display for Raspberry Pi

Tutorial how to mount 1602 HD44780 16x2 character LCD display on any Raspberry Pi model and version using a breadboard, resistor and a bunch of wires. Open source Python script is running on the GNU/Linux distribution Raspian and controls the display.

This is a dirt cheap LCD display but it works perfectly fine. I bought it for 1 USD including shipping from ebay :) The color of the text is black and the background is green but you can find other color schemes on the market too.

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