Adafruit - Thanks for the quick reply. Yes, I understand the http: //www.adafruit.com/products/1110 is a new and different product than the LCD Backpack.
I have been longing for a way to control an LCD on my Pi via i2c (instead of the manual way, as shown http://learn.adafruit.com/drive-a-16x2- ... spberry-pi
). Since this new tutorial for the Pi Plate (http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-16x2 ... spberry-pi
) is an example of LCD control via I2C, I was hoping that meant the backpack could work! I hooked up the LCD backpack up to the SDA and SCL pins on the Pi and ran the Adafruit_CharLCDPlate.py sketch but got nothing.