When my Arduino UNO kit came in the 16 x 2 Liquid Crystal Display didn’t have connecting pins or wires connected to it and salvaged liquid crystal displays don’t always have pins or wires you can use. In this Instructable I will show how to add connecting pins to your Liquid Crystal Displays so you can plug them into breadboards, circuit boards or attach them to leads.
Step 1: The Liquid Crystal Displays
Other than the 16 x 2 liquid crystal display I got with my Arduino I have a number of displays I salvaged from electronics I dissembled for the useful parts.
The Arduino is a 16 x 2 LCD with 16 through holes for wires or connecting pins, 8 data inputs and 2 for LED light.
The LCD beside the Arduino LCD is a 16 x 2 LCD with 14 through holes for connecting pins or wires, 8 data inputs.
The next LCD is a 16 x 1 LCD with 10 straight connecting pins 4 data inputs.
And the last LCD is a 16 x 2 LCD with long enough leads to keep as is, 8 data inputs and 2 for LED light.
The LCDs I am going to add pins to are the first two.