I have the first Model 2 256mb Raspberry Pi that I started to learn hardware with, but got distracted for a few years.
At one point I got my hd44780 2x16 character display running some basic text using python, I would like to find an updated tutorial for 2015, im sure the library's have all been updated and made life much easier! Can someone point me in the direction of the most upto date hd44780 wiring & programming example of sending data to this display?
I have found a reason to use this setup now so I would love to revive it!
I would also like to know how I can dim the backlight on the hd44780 using python aswell, as its too bright and would like to turn the display off at night via software!