This graphical display looks great, costs less! The dark gray pixels are visible in daylight, and there’s also a white LED backlight, which turns light bluish-green when on.
Four mounting holes and a blank 9 pin 2mm-pitch labeled breakout on the side – we just soldered some wire to each hole as shown in the photos, very easy! (The LCDs have no wires soldered in when we ship them)
We’re including a free 4050 level shifter chip so that you can safely use it with your favorite 5V microcontroller
- Lower cost than KS0108 LCDs
- Serial interface uses only 4 or 5 digital pins
- Low power LED backlight
- Visible in daylight / without backlight
- Works perfectly with 3V logic
- 3.3v power and logic means a level converter is needed for 5V Arduinos (we include this part when purchasing from us)
- Microcontroller must buffer display – uses 1Kb of RAM. This means you must upgrade to a ATmega328 if you are using an Arduino with a ‘8 or ‘168
For a more detailed tutorial, including how to wire up the display with a 4050, see our writeup at http://www.ladyada.net/learn/lcd/st7565.html
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