#11 Text and custom symbols on an I2C LCD display

In this Arduino tutorial for beginners you learn how to display text and custom symbols on an I2C LCD display.

Visit the LCD symbol tool at https://maxpromer.github.io/LCD-Character-Creator/

#11 Text and custom symbols on an I2C LCD display schakelschema


  • 1× Arduino
  • 1× Breadboard
  • 5× Jumper wire (male-male)
  • 1× I2C text LCD 16x2 or 20x4

Bas van Dijk

About Bas on Tech

My name is Bas van Dijk, entrepreneur, software developer and maker. With Bas on Tech I share video tutorials with a wide variety of tech subjects i.e. Arduino and 3D printing.

Years ago, I bought my first Arduino with one goal: show text on an LCD as soon as possible. It took me many Google searches and digging through various resources, but I finally managed to make it work. I was over the moon by something as simple as an LCD with some text.

With Bas on Tech I want to share my knowledge so others can experience this happiness as well. I've chosen to make short, yet powerful YouTube videos with a the same structure and one subject per video. Each video is accompanied by the source code and a shopping list.