Check to make sure your kit comes with the following parts.Sometimes we make mistakes so double check everything and email [email protected] if you need replacements!

We recently adjusted the kit so the buttons are on the RIGHT side instead of the left. The parts list is otherwise the same, its just a little more stable than before

1) Resistors

There is a total of 3 resistors in this kit. For resistors labeled RED and BLUE on the PCB, they are 1/4W 5% 220 ohm resistors (Red, Red, Brown, Gold). For the resistor labeled GREEN on the PCB, it is a 1/4W 5% 330 ohm resistor (Orange Orange Brown Gold).

2) Potentiometer

There is one 10k trim potentiometer. This part will go in the spot labeled Contrast

3) Pushbuttons

There are a total of 5 x 6mm tactile switch pushbuttons. These will be used in the UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT and SELECT locations on the PCB.

4) i2c Port Expander Chip

There is one of these MCP23017 i2c (16 input/output) port expander chips in the kit. This is how we are able to only use 2 R-Pi pins to run the entire LCD and buttons. Click here for more info on this chip.

5) Male Header Pins

There is one strip of 36 male header pins in the kit. These will be used to attach the LCD to the PCB.

6) Printed Circuit Board

There will be one PCB in the kit as shown above.

7) Raspberry Pi Plate Header

There will be one extra-tall 26 pin female header for plugging into the Pi

8) Bumper

There will be one rubber bumper as shown above


You'll  also need an LCD to place into the shield.

Your LCD may have 16 pins (Monochrome) or 18 pins (RGB) and may have 2 rows of connectors or one. This is normal and does not affect the display

You can also use 16x2 LCDs that are the same size that do not have an RGB backlight, or have no backlight at all.

We carry Negative type or Positive type LCDs as well as Blue and White LCDs

This guide was first published on Nov 21, 2012. It was last updated on Mar 02, 2024.

This page (Parts List) was last updated on Nov 21, 2012.

Text editor powered by tinymce.