Picture of Sainsmart LCD Shield
This instructable will show you how to use a SainSmart LCD keypad shield.

You will need:

- An Arduino Uno

- SainSmart Keypad shield

Get one here: Here
- USB cable

Step 1: Setting Up

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Place the Shield onto the Uno, and plug it in.
KyleM38 months ago

Thanks I had troubles right away. This is the EXACT code that worked for me.

#include <LiquidCrystal.h>

// LiquidCrystal Print

// by Parzivail

LiquidCrystal lcd(8, 13, 9, 4, 5, 6, 7);

void setup()



lcd.begin(16, 2);


void loop()


lcd.setCursor(0, 0);

lcd.print("<3 You Angela");


Kyle, the code looks like it worked, but the screen doesn't show any words, just blocks. Any recommendations? Thanks

Parzivail (author)  MichaelO201 month ago
Try adjusting your gamma with the little potentiometer thing
Arduino4Me made it!6 months ago

Thanks, so much I tried everything to try to get it to work, and nothing but yours worked!


hmmm no button control ?