Thanks to the popularity of the Arduino platform, many other alternative products have been designed with the ability to use Arduino-compatible shields in order to make use of the wide range of existing shields and of course prototyping shields. One example of this is the netduino series of boards, and enthusiast Thomas James has demonstrated how to use our LCD Keypad shield with the netduino:
The required code is quite simple, and can be modified for use with other HD44780-compatible LCDs as well. For more infromation and the netduino code to make it happen, check out Thomas' interesting website. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
Whether you're using an Arduino, netduino or other physically-compatible development board - instead of building your own LCD module onto a breadboard, save time and move forward with the Freetronics LCD & Keypad shield which contains a bright 16x2 character LCD and five buttons that can be read from only one analog input pin: