I have recently purchased a small LCD screen to use with my Raspberry Pi, as shown below.
I tried attaching it to 16 of the GPIO headers, connected to its 16 (usable) pins. I found this forum post, and (using the pinout provided) tried to get the display working. I switched several of the connections on and off trying grid-references from the pinout and just some random combinations... and there was no apparently pattern to the results.
I have no previous experience of LCDs, and cannot find any help at all for this particular screen. Is there a way I can control the screen directly from the Pi, or do I need some sort of IC or driver thingy in the middle? Please explain how this screen could work and tell me what I need to do to get it to do that. If I need to buy anything then provide a link, as I have nothing but this screen, some resistors, and a bunch of LEDs (alongside with the Pi of cause).
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