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Picture of I2C LCD Controller Part II
Now that we have install and assemble the controller here is a little project. we are going to build a thermometer.

Parts list

1. Arduino

1. I2C LCD

1. DHT11 Temp Sensor

1. 1k Resistor

7. Jumper wires

     
 
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Step 1:

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Connecting the LCD is very simple

LCD                 Arduino

5VCD               5VCD

GND                 GND

SDA                  PIN 20 (SDA on MEGA)

SCL                   PIN 21 (SCL on Mega)

Now the DHT11

DHT 11              Arduino

PIN 1                 5VCD

PIN2                  PIN 2

PIN 3                 N/A ( not used)

PIN 4                 GND

note: you can use a pull up resitor on PIN 2, but not necessary. Also you will need to install the library for the DHT11.

Step 2: THe Code

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I am a beginner at this, so my programing  is not that great but it works.
It is very very basic and very simple.  

#include <Wire.h>                        //libraries needed
#include <LCD.h>
#include <LiquidCrystal_I2C.h>
#include <dht11.h>


//I2C Controller
#define I2C_ADDR    0x20  // Define I2C Address for controller
#define BACKLIGHT_PIN  7
#define En_pin  4
#define Rw_pin  5
#define Rs_pin  6
#define D4_pin  0
#define D5_pin  1
#define D6_pin  2
#define D7_pin  3
#define  LED_OFF  0
#define  LED_ON  1

//DHT11
#define DHT11PIN 2


LiquidCrystal_I2C  lcd(I2C_ADDR,En_pin,Rw_pin,Rs_pin,D4_pin,D5_pin,D6_pin,D7_pin);
dht11 DHT11;

void setup()
{
 
    lcd.begin (16,2);
    // Switch on the backlight
    lcd.setBacklightPin(BACKLIGHT_PIN,NEGATIVE);
    lcd.setBacklight(LED_ON);
}

void loop() 
{
 
  lcd.clear();
  lcd.home();
 
  int chk = DHT11.read(DHT11PIN);
 
  lcd.setCursor(0,0);
  lcd.print("Humy (%): ");
  lcd.print((float)DHT11.humidity, 2);
 
  lcd.setCursor(0,1);
  lcd.print("Temp (oF): ");
  lcd.print(Fahrenheit(DHT11.temperature), 2);

    delay(5000);
    
}

//temp conversion
double Fahrenheit(double celsius)
{
        return 1.8 * celsius + 32;
}

Very nice work. Thank you for taking the time to put this Ible together.

Timofte Andrei10 months ago

use

lcd.print((char)223); //degree sign
lcd.print("F"); instead of "oF" for degree F ;)