is it possible to backlight an LCD that is not backlit? it is just a 20x4 text LCD. is it possible to use LEDs or something to make it shine? i don't have it yet so i can't try it out but i was just wondering if anyone knew?
It can be done using either EL sheets (check out allelectronics.com for some kits) or by side-lighting the screen using LEDs; however it would be cheaper and easier just to buy a backlit 4x20 LCD off of eBay for $15. You risk spending too much, having a crappy result if you do it yourself, and wasting time (how much do YOU value your time?)