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September 14, 2015 AT 7:00 am

An Alternative Compact Driver for the Sharp Display


Thanks to Lucky Resistor for sending this in! Check out more here.

I created an alternative to the Adafruit driver for the really cool Sharp memory display from your shop.

https://www.adafruit.com/product/1393

This alternative uses a fixed 8×8 pixel charset which reduces the memory usage a great way and make the display usable even in projects which have a high memory usage.

The driver only refreshes changed rows which makes the refresh faster (less power) and make it suitable to use in a timer interrupt. The driver itself does not use timer.

The software comes as Arduino library with a simple example and a driver demo, and there is the complete documentation on the website.

The driver is licensed under the GNU public license version 2.0.

Read more.


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SHARP Memory Display Breakout – 1.3″ 96×96 Silver Monochrome: The 1.3″ SHARP Memory LCD display is a cross between an eInk (e-paper) display and an LCD. It has the ultra-low power usage of eInk and the fast-refresh rates of an LCD. This model has a matt silver background, and pixels show up as little mirrors for a silver-reflective display, a really beautiful and unique look. It does not have a backlight, but it is daylight readable. For dark/night reading you may need to illuminate the LCD area with external LEDs. Read more.


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