Pico Serial LCD

I am going through the projects in teh Get Started with MicroPython book and am trying to source a suitable LCD screen to use with Chapter 10 on Digital Communication Protocols but I am getting confused with the plethora of screens available :-). Could you recommend a suitable one please. I don’t need anything fancy but would like one as close to the one in the book as possible so that I can learn - once I’ve done one project I will hopefully then be able to apply that knowledge to other screens.


SPI? I don’t have the book so I’m guessing its SPI?

Just downloaded the PDF. It’s a 16x2 but its not like the stock ones I can find?
I think you need this
Standard LCD 16x2 + extras [white on blue] : ID 181 : $9.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits
and this
i2c / SPI character LCD backpack : ID 292 : $9.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits

Pimoroni sell the display
Standard LCD 16x2 + extras - white on blue – Pimoroni
And i2c backpacks, but they are i2c only as near as I can tell.
Pimoroni: Raspberry Pi, Adafruit, micro:bit, and Arduino in the UK

May thanks. The ones in teh book are I2C and SPI. I’ll keep looking. :-)

I have a couple of the stock 16x2 that I linked too above that I have used with my Arduino’s. They don’t have the pinout shown in the book? They have the 8 Data lines, D0 to D7. I also have one with the backpack, that can be used via i2c or SPI. I do believe I bought that one from Adafruit. I have used it via i2c on my Arduino. Pretty sure I haven’t tried it via SPI, that jumper looks untouched.
I can see using this one with my PICO at some point. Might be a while though, I have other things on the go at the moment.