Fritzing Friday is my weekly roundup of the parts I’ve added to our Adafruit Fritzing Library. This week, we’ve got multi-segment LED displays, TFT displays, and a whole bunch of breakout boards.
To start things off, we’ve got our 0.56″ 4-digit 7-segment I2C display boards, available in red, green, yellow and blue. In Fritzing, you can switch between colors using the drop-down menu, the same way you choose colors for a regular LED. Rather than use the standard “8888” 7-segment demo, I decided to mix it up a bit — each color has it’s own 4-digit number.
Next up, our 8×8 LED Matrix I2C displays, also available in red, green, yellow, and blue. Just like the 7-segment displays, you can select the LED color from a drop-down menu in the Fritzing Part Inspector panel.
Our 2.2″ and 1.8″ TFT LCD boards can be controlled over SPI, and have a microSD slot on the back for storing bitmap images with 18-bit color depth. The Adafruit TFT library for Arduino can be used to draw bitmaps or vector shapes:
Finally, I’ve added a bunch of handy breakout boards:
Clockwise from top left:
- 8-channel bi-directional level converter
- 4-channel bi-directional level converter
- DS1307 breakout with battery
- MicroSD breakout+
- 128×64 OLED with SPI control.
As always, you can get the latest version of the library on GitHub!
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