Arduino and technology enthusiast Andy Brown has published another of his excellent tutorials. In this instalment he describes how to control both the contrast and brightness of a typical HD44780-compatible interface LCD module using pulse-width modulation. Having these parameters controlled via software allows more user-interface control and power saving for battery operated projects. Watch the following short video for some demonstration:
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