ESP8266 - LM35 Temperature Sensor LCD

This tutorial instructs you how to use ESP8266 to acquire the temperature from an LM35 sensor and display it on a 16x2 LCD I2C.

ESP8266 NodeMCU LM35 Temperature Sensor LCD

Hardware Preparation

1×ESP8266 NodeMCU
1×Micro USB Cable
1×LM35 Temperature Sensor
1×Jumper Wires
1×(Optional) 5V Power Adapter for ESP8266
1×(Optional) ESP8266 Screw Terminal Adapter

Or you can buy the following sensor kits:

1×DIYables Sensor Kit (30 sensors/displays)
1×DIYables Sensor Kit (18 sensors/displays)
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Overview of LM35 Temperature Sensor and LCD I2C

If you are not familiar with the LM35 Temperature Sensor and LCD I2C (including pinout, functionality, programming, etc.), you can find out more in the following tutorials:

Wiring Diagram

The wiring diagram between ESP8266 NodeMCU and LM35 Temperature Sensor LCD

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See more in ESP8266's pinout and how to supply power to the ESP8266 and other components.

ESP8266 Code - LM35 Temperature Sensor - LCD I2C

/* * This ESP8266 NodeMCU code was developed by * * This ESP8266 NodeMCU code is made available for public use without any restriction * * For comprehensive instructions and wiring diagrams, please visit: * */ #include <LiquidCrystal_I2C.h> // LCD I2C library #define ADC_VREF_mV 5000.0 // in millivolt #define ADC_RESOLUTION 1024.0 #define PIN_LM35 A0 // pin connected to LM35 temperature sensor LiquidCrystal_I2C lcd(0x27, 16, 2); // LCD I2C address 0x27 (from DIYables LCD), 16 column and 2 rows void setup() { Serial.begin(9600); lcd.init(); // Initialize the LCD I2C display lcd.backlight(); // open the backlight } void loop() { int adcVal = analogRead(PIN_LM35); // convert the ADC value to voltage in millivolt float milliVolt = adcVal * (ADC_VREF_mV / ADC_RESOLUTION); // convert the voltage to the temperature in Celsius float temperature_C = milliVolt / 10; float temperature_F = temperature_C * 9 / 5 + 32; // convert Celsius to Fahrenheit lcd.clear(); lcd.setCursor(0, 0); // start to print at the first row lcd.print(temperature_C); // print the temperature in Celsius lcd.print("°C"); lcd.setCursor(0, 1); // start to print at the second row lcd.print(temperature_F); // print the temperature in Fahrenheit lcd.print("°F"); // print the temperature to Serial Monitor Serial.print(temperature_C); Serial.print("°C ~ "); Serial.print(temperature_F); Serial.println("°F"); delay(500); }

Detailed Instructions

To get started with ESP8266 on Arduino IDE, follow these steps:

  • Check out the how to setup environment for ESP8266 on Arduino IDE tutorial if this is your first time using ESP8266.
  • Wire the components as shown in the diagram.
  • Connect the ESP8266 board to your computer using a USB cable.
  • Open Arduino IDE on your computer.
  • Choose the correct ESP8266 board, such as (e.g. NodeMCU 1.0 (ESP-12E Module)), and its respective COM port.
  • Click to the Libraries icon on the left bar of the Arduino ID
  • Search for “LiquidCrystal I2C” and locate the LiquidCrystal_I2C library by Frank de Brabander.
  • Click the Install button to install the LiquidCrystal_I2C library.
ESP8266 NodeMCU LiquidCrystal I2C library
  • Copy the code and open it in the Arduino IDE.
  • Click the Upload button to send it to the ESP8266.
  • Place the sensor in hot and cold water or hold it in your hand.
  • Check the LCD and Serial Monitor for the outcome.


The address of the LCD may differ depending on the manufacturer. In our code, we used 0x27, which is the address specified by DIYables.

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