The TWILCD Display requires some simple assembly for use. You will need basic soldering skills to assemble it: If you can solder normal through the hole (PTH) components, you will be able to assemble it.
There are two different TWILCD boards available, each suitable for a different range of connectors. Each type of connector has its own assemly instructions.
To assemble this kit, you will need:
- A soldering iron
- A wire cutter (a diagonal type that allows you to cut the wires as close to the soldering points as possible is best)
- Helping hands or clips to hold the PCB in place when soldering (a vise will also work)
- A multimeter
- Desoldering wick
- Solder sucker
- Protective glasses
See the equipment page for more details.
Step 1: Board assembly
The first step is to solder headers for the TWI/I2C connector. Look at the instructions that match the version you have.
|TWILCD (standard version)||TWILCD (40x2/40x4/RGB)|
Step 2: Display assembly
TWILCD with bundled display
There are two different display bundles available in our shop. Chose the assembly instructions for the type you have:
Compact display bundle: (comes with TWILCD standard)
RGB display bundle: (comes with TWILCD 40x2/40x4/RGB)
TWILCD board-only version
If you bought the TWILCD board-only version, please follow the instructions that match the connector on your display.
This is a common connector for many 1x16/2x16/2x20/4x20 character displays. The 1x16 connector is for displays with a backlight, the 1x14 connector is for displays without a backlight.
This special connector is used on many displays from the manufacturer Sunlike (and possibly some other manufacturers). The compact display bundle we sell in our shop uses a display with this connector.
A common connector used for many 1x16/2x16/2x20/4x20 character displays. Backlit displays that have this connector typically have separate connectors for the backlight. Look for two soldering holes marked A and K on the display.
This special connector is used on RGB backlit displays from the manufacturer Newhaven (and possibly some other manufacturers)
This connector is used for some 40x2 character displays with a backlight.
This connector is used for 40x4 character displays.