Japan Display Inc. library for Arduino #Arduino #Displays @NotTheWorstDev

GitHub user Gbertaz has written an Arduino library for interfacing microcontrollers with Memory In Pixel Displays produced by Japan Display Inc. It is MIT licensed.

The library should also work with the Memory In Pixel Displays produced by Sharp (such as LS027B7DH01 or LS044Q7DH01) because they seem to share the same protocol. The only difference with the JDI Displays is that the latter are 8 bit colors while the Sharp ones are monochrome.

Please note that the library has been tested only with the JDI display model LPM027M128B. If you have a different display model feel free to test the library and send PRs.

These displays are readable under direct sunlight because are reflective. They also require less power because in bright environments they don’t need a backlight! However if you want to use them in the dark as well you would need a display with a backlight panel (like the model LPM027M128C or LPM013M126C).

There is also a different kind of display lighting produced by Azumo: they apply a special thin and transparent film to the front. Check out all the Azumo displays. Some of them are based on Sharp display, others on JDI display. This is the exact display which I bought and used to test the library.

The library depends on Adafruit_GFX and Arduino SPI libraries. So make sure to install those first.

See more on GitHub.


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