LCD Display Mode: STN, Positive, Transflective
Background Color: Deep Blue/ Yellow Green
Viewing Angle: 6H
Driving Method : 1/16 duty, 1/5 bias
Outline Dimension: 80*36*15.8 MAX
Power Supply: 5V
Hook everything up EXACTLY as shown in this picture (from the Arduino page)
Now load the “Scroll” Example from Arduinos LiquidCrystal Library.
Change these two lines:
now upload it to your Arduino and watch your display fire up!
You may have to adjust the potentiometer a little if you can’t see anything.
As an alternative to the potentiometer you can connect the Vo pin of the LCD with any available PWM-output (I use pin 9) and add the following code in the setup() section:
replace CONTRAST with the value of your choice. Values around 10-20 give a nice bright output.