I'm doing a connection schema for a character display i2c adapter.
Now I add olso a wiring connection schema to use original library not my forked.
In the github project you can find schema, photo and library code.
Here a video of milled PCB derived from Fritzing breadboard schema.
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Step 1: Part for Original Library
You can find the component for the original library (not my forked) from eBay.
Now here you can find the same connection schema that have same behavior.
Step 2: Wiring Diagram: Back Light
As you can see in the wiring diagram I connect to P7 an NPN (2N2222) transistor to enable/disable backlight.
Step 3: Wiring Diagram: Address
Step 4: Wire Diagram: Trimmer
To select correct contrast you need to add a 10k trimmer.
Step 5: Wiring Diagram: Transfer Data
Blue and yellow wire is to send data to device, I don't connect the device as original library so I must fork the lib and add some change.
Step 6: Change to the Original Lib
As you can see in the image I shift some bit (right to left), and on right bit I put fixed declaration of Enable, RW, Register Select, and Back light pin.
If you want you can reconvert the schema to the original. If I find some time I'm going to do It for you (and test It) so you can use original library.
Step 7: Original Lib and Connection Schema
I recreate connection schema of original library, so you can use standard library with this.
Step 8: Wire Diagram: SDA SCL
Banded wire is the SDA SCL pin of my arduino.
Step 9: Wire Diagram
As you can see the wiring diagram is quite simple, than I try to create It on prototype board of the schema.
Step 10: Prototype Board
It's not so beatiful but It's work.
Step 11: Milling PCB
From the schema I create a PCB and I try to mill PCB with my router (I'm starting a guide how to mill PCB).