I'm trying to use a LCD Display with my Arduino, but I don't have a potentiometer and all of the guides I find always require one, usually a 10k ohm potentiometer.
The point is that I'm not very good at this stuff, but I understand that the potentiometer is actually a resistor that can vary, am I correct? In that case, if I use a simple 10k resistor I would have the same result as if I was using that potentiometer at the higher resistance (10k).
Would it be correct to use the resistor instead of the potentiometer? Then I would have to plug the positive on one side of the resistor and both the negative and output to the LCD on the other side of the resistor?