The TinkerKit LCD module make it really easy to write text on the screen in a few minutes. What make it really unique is that you can use it in two different ways:

  • plugged to a TinkerKit shield like any other TinkerKit module
  • stand-alone, directly connected to the USB port of your computer


The TinkerKit LCD module is equiped with its own microcontroller and run with its own library. Uploading the TKLCD code is just a matter of uploading a new sketch to the LCD using:

  • the four-connectors wire connected to the SERIAL port on the TK Shield 
  • a USB cable if it is standalone

To upload LCD firmware, go to Examples->TKLCD->Serial_firmware. Please note that the TinkerKit LCD will be recognize as an Arduino Leonardo board when you connect it to USB. You will need to load that code again if you want to have a fresh install of the LCD. Once uploaded, you are ready to go and write your own program.

Please notice that the way you connect your LCD module is really important for declaring it in your code:

  • use TKLCD_Serial lcd = TKLCD_Serial() if you connect it to the Serial of your TinkerKit Shield
  • use TKLCD_Local lcd = TKLCD_Local() if it is stand alone i.e connected to the USB port of your computer

In both cases, include the TKLCD, LiquidCrystal and Wire libraries

Part List

  • 1x Tinkerkit LCD module

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TinkerKit LCD 16x2 Module

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  • The TinkerKit LCD 16x2 module is an easy to use LCD screen that can be used stand-alone or pluggedto the Tinkerkit shield.
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