Driving 5v external components from Due
First time poster, be gentle with me! :)
I am about to swap my Duo to Due early in my project (need the extra speed), and am wondering what the best or preferred way to drive external 5v components from the Due would be?
My stepper motor driver boards are fine (BED), they have the option to run 3.3/5v, but items like the Adafruit 16x2 LCD displays run from 5v logic, and the backlighting already have the suitable resistors in place for running from 5v supplies. I am sure there will many places where the 3.3/5v barrier will need to be crossed, in both directions if I need to read digital input too at a later stage.
So, can anyone point me in one of the many directions for a simple solution? (I know there will be many possible ways to do this!)
By the way, assume I dont know much about complex circuits, this is my first electronics project in over 20 years. Although things are slowly coming back to me, I do need to fill a lot of basics along the way :)
Thanks in advance