This compact 8 x 2 LCD is great for small microcontroller projects where you want more than just a blinking LED for feedback. This unit uses the standard HD44780 parallel interface and features a black bezel.
This little 8-character, 2-line parallel liquid crystal display is a generic equivalent of the Optrex DMC-50448N-AAE-AD LCD. This version is incorporated into our Orangutan and Orangutan LV-168 robot controllers, and the version with the silver bezel is incorporated into our Orangutan SV-328 and 3pi robot. It uses the common HD44780 interface, so sample interface code is widely available for a variety of microcontrollers. This is the smallest package we know of for this familiar interface.
You can find sample HD44780 LCD interface code written for Atmel’s ATmega644 AVR microcontroller on our Orangutan X2’s resources page. Sample code for other AVRs (e.g. ATmega168, ATmega328, ATmega324, and ATmega1284) can be found as part of the open-source Orangutan-lib package and as part of the Pololu AVR library.
Overall dimensions: 40 mm x 35 mm x 7 mm (1.57" x 1.38" x 0.28")