DFR0464 Gravity: I2C 16x2 Arduino LCD with RGB Backlight Display


Have you been fed up with Black/White LCD screen? Do you want to try a colorful one? DFRobot I2C 16x2 Arduino LCD with RGB Backlight Display module will bring you a new experience about screen. It comes with RGB full color backlight, which has 16 million kinds of color. Usually, Arduino LCD display projects will run out of pin resources easily, especially with Arduino Uno. And it is also very complicated with the wire soldering and connection. This I2C 16x2 LCD Screen is using an I2C communication interface. It means it only needs 4 pins for the LCD display: VCC, GND, SDA, SCL. It will saves at least 4 digital / analog pins on Arduino. And Gravity interface make it easier to use with our Gravity: IO expansion shield.


Board Overview

DFR0464 Gravity: I2C 16x2 Arduino LCD with RGB Backlight Display Board Overview
Num Label Description
1 VCC 3.3~5.0V


Connect all parts as the diagram, upload the sample code into your UNO, then you can input RGB values to adjust backlit color.


Connection Diagram

DFR0464 Gravity: I2C 16x2 Arduino LCD with RGB Backlight Display Connection Diagram

Sample Code

Please download the LCD library: DFRobot RGB LCD. About How to install Libraries in Arduino IDE

 * @file SetColor.ino
 * @brief Serial port input Format:255 255 255,There is no end or newline
 * @copyright    Copyright (c) 2010 DFRobot Co.Ltd (
 * @licence     The MIT License (MIT)
 * @maintainer [yangfeng](
 * @version  V1.0
 * @date  2021-09-24
 * @url
#include "DFRobot_RGBLCD1602.h"

char dtaUart[15];
char dtaLen = 0;

Change the RGBaddr value based on the hardware version
       Moudule        | Version| RGBAddr|
  LCD1602 Module      |  V1.0  | 0x60   |
  LCD1602 Module      |  V1.1  | 0x6B   |
  LCD1602 RGB Module  |  V1.0  | 0x60   |
  LCD1602 RGB Module  |  V2.0  | 0x2D   |

DFRobot_RGBLCD1602 lcd(/*RGBAddr*/0x2D ,/*lcdCols*/16,/*lcdRows*/2);  //16 characters and 2 lines of show

void setup() {
     *  @brief initialize the LCD and master IIC
    // Print a message to the LCD.
    lcd.print("set color");

void loop() {
    if(dtaLen == 11) {
        int r = (dtaUart[0]-'0')*100 + (dtaUart[1] - '0')*10 + (dtaUart[2] - '0');          // get r
        int g = (dtaUart[4]-'0')*100 + (dtaUart[5] - '0')*10 + (dtaUart[6] - '0');
        int b = (dtaUart[8]-'0')*100 + (dtaUart[9] - '0')*10 + (dtaUart[10] - '0');

        dtaLen = 0;
         *  @brief set RGB
         *  @param r  red   range(0-255)
         *  @param g  green range(0-255)
         *  @param b  blue  range(0-255)
        lcd.setRGB(r, g, b);

        Serial.println("get data");



void serialEvent() {
    while(Serial.available()) {
        dtaUart[dtaLen++] =;

``` When uploaded the codes into UNO, open serial monitor, set baud rate to 115200 and select no EOF.

Note: you have to reset the mainboard for every input. The RGB range is 0-255.

Result 1

Input by a group of 4 numbers. For instance, for 12302540123, the input result will be 123,254,123.

Result 2-1

Expected Result

The backlit color of the LCD1602 module changes according to the input value.


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