NEW PRODUCT – Blue Character OLED 16×2. When you need low power, ultra-high contrast and any-angle readability, you can’t beat these great looking character OLEDs. They are pin/shape/code compatible with ‘standard’ HD44780 LCDs so you can just swap ’em in! Best of all, no backlight or contrast control is required, so they’re even simpler to get running.
16 characters wide, 2 rows
Bright blue OLED text on black background
Connection port is 0.1″ pitch, single row for easy breadboarding and wiring
Pins are documented on the back of the LCD to assist in wiring it up
No backlight! Each pixel is an individual LED
Can be fully controlled with only 6 digital lines! (Any analog/digital pins can be used)
Built in default character set supports English/Japanese text. Can also be set to use Western European and Russian, see the WS0010 datasheet for the full character sets
Up to 8 extra characters can be created for custom glyphs or ‘foreign’ language support
Comes with a strip of header
Works with 3V or 5V power & logic
As an added bonus, the controller allows you to use it as a 100×16 graphic display as well – check the WS0010 datasheet for details. We don’t have a tutorial for this mode.
By default, the module is set up to be 4 or 8-bit HD44780 compatible. If you’re handy with a soldering iron, you can apparently place it in ‘SPI’ mode, by changing some of the jumpers on the back of the PCB. We don’t have a tutorial for using this mode, check the datasheets for details.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.