Raspberry Pi Pico Color OLED (SSD1331) display tutorial using CircuitPython.
In this video I am going to show you how to connect this 1” Color OLED display to a Raspberry Pi Pico board. I will also show you how to use it with CircuitPython and I will share with you 3 useful projects to help you get started and save you a lot of time.
This Color OLED display is one of my favourite displays of all time. I have used it in some Arduino projects in the past and I really like it. The advantages of this display are the following.
It is a color display that uses the OLED technology which means it has a very high contrast ratio, a wide viewing angle, and a very low power consumption.
The disadvantages of this display is that it is small in size, it is just 1” inch in diagonal and it is a bit more expensive than other displays. It costs around $10.
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