I order this LCD a couple days ago from adafruit.
After doing some research into electronic badges I found out that most of them are using somewhere around 3.3v instead of 5v+. This LCD’s input is 3.3v. It does come with a 4050 level shift so that I can test it with one of the Arduinos I already have. I was also thinking about getting an arduino pro 3.3v (they also have 5v version) so that I didn’t have to use the extra level shifter. Sparkfun has one.
After doing some more poking around, I saw that the Ninja guys started with the same approach.
Hopefully the LCD comes in today/tomorrow so that I can do some testing this weekend.