A few months ago for my birthday I received an Arduino board and a small 16x2 LCD screen. The Arduino is a lot of fun. It’s taken several months of off-and-on tinkering but I finally have it setup to read in RSS and XML feeds from a PHP script and display the selected data on the screen.
I’ll post the code soon, but first I wanted to just briefly go over actually attaching the screen to the Arduino. I ended up buying a parallel screen which requires quite a few more connection points compared to using a serial screen. I used this wiring scheme to hook-up the LCD. Finding the correct diagram for my screen took a little while of searching around the net, but once I found the right one everything worked well. (Sorry for the poor photo quality.)