The RGB LCD shield for Arduino 65K color KIT includes all the components to assemble a ready to use LCD shield for Arduino and compatible boards like Freeduino.
The LCD module has a backlight made of 2 white LEDs that requiere approximate 9V with a max 19mA current to work. As this voltage level is not available on the Arduino board, I used an ST232 RS232 driver to get 8V DC from the standard 5V Arduino power supply. The backlight driver circuit now included in the main RGB LCD shield PCB.
It contains the following components:
1 x RGB LCD module
1 x RGB LCD shield PCB
1 x LCD module to PCB soldering adapter
1 x LM317T variable voltage regulator
2 x 10uF electrolytic capacitors
5 x 0.1uF ceramic capacitors
1 x 330 ohm resistor
1 x 430 ohm resistor
5 x 1Kohm resistors
5 x 1.3Kohm (1K3) resistors
1 x 28-pin male breakable header (you need to cut 2 8-pin sections, 2 6-pin sections)
1 x ST232 RS232 driver IC
1 x 110 ohm resistor