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November 21, 2012 AT 6:17 pm

NEW PRODUCTS – Adafruit RGB Positive 16×2 LCD+Keypad Kit for @Raspberry_Pi , Adafruit RGB Negative 16×2 LCD+Keypad Kit for Raspberry Pi, Adafruit Blue&White 16×2 LCD+Keypad Kit for Raspberry Pi

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NEW PRODUCTS – Adafruit RGB Positive 16×2 LCD+Keypad Kit for Raspberry Pi, Adafruit RGB Negative 16×2 LCD+Keypad Kit for Raspberry Pi, Adafruit Blue&White 16×2 LCD+Keypad Kit for Raspberry Pi.

A brand new Pi Plate from Adafruit! Here we have three flavors of the same plate – add a character LCD and keypad to your Pi using only the two I2C pins. Match it with our new stacking header so you can attach a Pi Cobbler at the same time!

Here they are!


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Adafruit RGB Positive 16×2 LCD+Keypad Kit for Raspberry Pi. This new Adafruit Pi Plate makes it easy to use an RGB 16×2 Character LCD. We really like the RGB Character LCDs we stock in the shop. (For RGB we have RGB negative and RGB positive.) Unfortunately, these LCDs do require quite a few digital pins, 6 to control the LCD and then another 3 to control the RGB backlight for a total of 9 pins. That’s nearly all the GPIO available on a Pi!

With this in mind, we wanted to make it easier for people to get these LCD into their projects so we devised a Pi plate that lets you control a 16×2 Character LCD, up to 3 backlight pins AND 5 keypad pins using only the two I2C pins on the R-Pi! The best part is you don’t really lose those two pins either, since you can stick i2c-based sensors, RTCs, etc and have them share the I2C bus. This is a super slick way to add a display without all the wiring hassle.

This pi plate is perfect for when you want to build a stand-alone project with its own user interface. The 4 directional buttons plus select button allows basic control without having to attach a bulky computer.

The plate is designed for both Revision 1 and Revision 2 Raspberry Pi’s. It uses the I2C (SDA/SCL) pins. We have a special xtra-tall 26-pin header so the plate sits above the USB and Ethernet jacks.


This product comes as a kit!
Included is a high quality PCB and all the components (buttons, header etc). A 16×2 Character RGB positive LCD is included! Assembly is easy, even if you’ve never soldered before and the kit can be completed in 30 minutes. Check the product tutorial page for assembly instructions before purchasing

We also have some handy Python code to help you easily talk to the LCD and buttons You can also easily query the 5 keypad buttons to get input through the library, so you get extra buttons without using any more pins. The buttons are automatically de-bounced inside the library.

At this time, the code and plate can control the RGB backlight of our character LCDs by turning each LED on or off. This means you can display the following colors: Red, Yellow, Green, Teal, Blue, Violet, White and all off. There is no support for PWM control of the backlight at this time, so if you need to have more granular control of the RGB backlight to display a larger range of colors, this plate can’t do that (the I2C expander does not have PWM output).

Product page with tutorials, documentation and assembly information

  • Dimensions: 2.2″ x 3.35″
  • Comes with a 16×2 RGB POSITIVE LCD
  • Plug and play with any Raspberry Pi
  • Uses only the I2C (SDA/SCL) pins

Get one!


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Adafruit RGB Negative 16×2 LCD+Keypad Kit for Raspberry Pi. This new Adafruit Pi Plate makes it easy to use an RGB 16×2 Character LCD. We really like the RGB Character LCDs we stock in the shop. (For RGB we have RGB negative and RGB positive.) Unfortunately, these LCDs do require quite a few digital pins, 6 to control the LCD and then another 3 to control the RGB backlight for a total of 9 pins. That’s nearly all the GPIO available on a Pi!

With this in mind, we wanted to make it easier for people to get these LCD into their projects so we devised a Pi plate that lets you control a 16×2 Character LCD, up to 3 backlight pins AND 5 keypad pins using only the two I2C pins on the R-Pi! The best part is you don’t really lose those two pins either, since you can stick i2c-based sensors, RTCs, etc and have them share the I2C bus. This is a super slick way to add a display without all the wiring hassle.

This pi plate is perfect for when you want to build a stand-alone project with its own user interface. The 4 directional buttons plus select button allows basic control without having to attach a bulky computer.

The plate is designed for both Revision 1 and Revision 2 Raspberry Pi’s. It uses the I2C (SDA/SCL) pins. We have a special xtra-tall 26-pin header so the plate sits above the USB and Ethernet jacks.

This product comes as a kit! Included is a high quality PCB and all the components (buttons, header etc). A 16×2 Character RGB negative LCD is included! Assembly is easy, even if you’ve never soldered before and the kit can be completed in 30 minutes. Check the product tutorial page for assembly instructions before purchasing

We also have some handy Python code to help you easily talk to the LCD and buttons You can also easily query the 5 keypad buttons to get input through the library, so you get extra buttons without using any more pins. The buttons are automatically de-bounced inside the library.

At this time, the code and plate can control the RGB backlight of our character LCDs by turning each LED on or off. This means you can display the following colors: Red, Yellow, Green, Teal, Blue, Violet, White and all off. There is no support for PWM control of the backlight at this time, so if you need to have more granular control of the RGB backlight to display a larger range of colors, this plate can’t do that (the I2C expander does not have PWM output).

Product page with tutorials, documentation and assembly information

  • Dimensions: 2.2″ x 3.35″
  • Comes with a 16×2 RGB NEGATIVE LCD
  • Plug and play with any Raspberry Pi
  • Uses only the I2C (SDA/SCL) pins

Get one!


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Adafruit Blue&White 16×2 LCD+Keypad Kit for Raspberry Pi. This new Adafruit Pi Plate makes it easy to use a blue and white 16×2 Character LCD. We really like the 16×2 Character LCDs we stock in the shop. Unfortunately, these LCDs do require quite a few digital pins, 6 to control the LCD and then another 1 to control the backlight for a total of 7 pins. That’s nearly all the GPIO available on a Pi!

With this in mind, we wanted to make it easier for people to get these LCD into their projects so we devised a Pi plate that lets you control a 16×2 Character LCD, up to 3 backlight pins AND 5 keypad pins using only the two I2C pins on the R-Pi! The best part is you don’t really lose those two pins either, since you can stick i2c-based sensors, RTCs, etc and have them share the I2C bus. This is a super slick way to add a display without all the wiring hassle.

This pi plate is perfect for when you want to build a stand-alone project with its own user interface. The 4 directional buttons plus select button allows basic control without having to attach a bulky computer.

The plate is designed for both Revision 1 and Revision 2 Raspberry Pi’s. It uses the I2C (SDA/SCL) pins. We have a special xtra-tall 26-pin header so the plate sits above the USB and Ethernet jacks.

This product comes as a kit! Included is a high quality PCB and all the components (buttons, header etc). A 16×2 Character blue&white monochrome LCD is included! Assembly is easy, even if you’ve never soldered before and the kit can be completed in 30 minutes. Check the product tutorial page for assembly instructions before purchasing

We also have some handy Python code to help you easily talk to the LCD and buttons You can also easily query the 5 keypad buttons to get input through the library, so you get extra buttons without using any more pins. The buttons are automatically de-bounced inside the library.

At this time, the code and plate can control the white backlight on or off. There is no support for PWM control of the backlight at this time, so if you need to have more granular control of the backlight, this plate can’t do that (the I2C expander does not have PWM output).

Product page with tutorials, documentation and assembly information

  • Dimensions: 2.2″ x 3.35″
  • Comes with a 16×2 Blue & White LCD
  • Plug and play with any Raspberry Pi
  • Uses only the I2C (SDA/SCL) pins

In stock and shipping!


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1 Comment

  1. Awesome, just what I’ve been looking for! Any chance of a 20×4 LCD version as well?

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