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How to connect an LCD module non-permanently

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Dan Lenski, Dec 12, 2005.

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  1. Dan Lenski

    Dan Lenski Guest

    Hi all,
    I just received a 16x2 LCD from eBay. I've never used one of these before
    and am wondering what's the best way to connect to it with a breadboard...
    I was thinking of something non-permanent. It has through holes with
    double sided pads for the 16-pin connection, like this:
    http://pickit.homestead.com/files/EDT1.jpg

    I thought of taking a 16-pin male header thingamajig (not sure what
    it's called) with wire-wrap pins and soldering the short ends to the PCB
    on the LCD module, but that'd be messy to remove later. Any
    suggestions of a non-permanent way to hook it up?

    Thanks!

    Dan Lenski
     
  2. Deefoo

    Deefoo Guest

    With a pin header and a connector?
     
  3. Guest

    Thanks! Uh, what exactly *is* a pin header? Is it just a strip of
    pins that looks like they could plug into an IC socket?

    I have some of those, but it looks like I would need to actually solder
    it to connect it to the LCD module...

    Dan
     
  4. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Yes, you solder those into the holes, like the jumpers you see on your
    MB, and plug in the mating connector.

    Good Luck!
    Rich
     
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