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    Keep in mind the schematic

    Following this diagram can seem very complex for a beginner, but you need only to pay attention to the pins and their position (if you prefer you can also download the file with the diagram).

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    Build up the tin maze!

    Following the path described in the diagram connect the jumpers to pins using the soldering iron, if you are a beginner you can use also the breadboard.

    At the end of this instruction you should have a structure very similar to a maze.

    Like this...

    Remember if want to manage the output cables in a more ordinated way you can use also JTS connectors like these

    connecting the jumpers to their pins.

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    Test your prototype!

    Now your prototype is ready to be tested, so connect it to your microcontroller and run this script always paying attention to the connections 

    #include <LiquidCrystal_74HC595.h>
    #define DS 8
    #define SHCP 6
    #define STCP 7
    #define RS 7
    #define E 5
    #define D4 4
    #define D5 3
    #define D6 2
    #define D7 1
    LiquidCrystal_74HC595 lcd(DS, SHCP, STCP, RS, E, D4, D5, D6, D7); //Pins association
    void setup() {
      lcd.begin(8,2);//Defining columns and rows
    void loop(){
      lcd.print("Hello World!");//Printing the message

     If the code is not very clear here I'll include the file in   the files section.

    The current code is written in C++.