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Adafruit PiTFT Plus 320x240 2.8" TFT + Capacitive Touchscreen(40 pin) (1B2 2.8 display touch cap 40pin)

Is this not the cutest little display for the Raspberry Pi? It features a 2.8" display with 320x240 16-bit color pixels and a capacitive touch overlay. That's right, instead of a resistive touchscreen, which requires a fingernail or stylus, you can now use a fingerpad.

The screen looks much nicer, with a black bezel and glass overlay.

This updated design fits perfectly onto the Pi Zero, Pi 3, Pi 2 or Model A+, B+! (Any Pi with a 2x20 connector) Not for use with an old Pi 1 with 2x13 connector. This version also has all 40 pins GPIO pins brought out so you can connect a 40-pin GPIO cable underneath.

The display and touchscreen uses the hardware I2C Pins (SDA & SCL), SPI pins (SCK, MOSI, MISO, CE0) as well as GPIO #25 and #24. All other GPIO are unused and you can still share the I2C pins with sensors, LED drivers, etc. Since we had a tiny bit of space, there's 4 slim tactile switches wired to four GPIOs, that you can use if you want to make a basic user interface. For example, you can use one as a power on/off button.

Use it for console access or easily pop up X11 onto the PiTFT for a mini monitor, although its rather small at 320x240. Instead, we recommend using PyGame or other SDL-drawing programs to write onto the frame buffer.

Raspberry Pi computer and enclosure not included! As of July 22nd, 2015 this display comes fully assembled with tactile switches too

Check out Adafruit's detailed tutorial on how to play videos, display images, and otherwise customize your PiTFT.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Screen Dimensions: 50mm x 69mm x 4mm / 2" x 2.7" x 0.16"
  • PCB Dimensions: 56mm x 85mm x 11mm / 2.2" x 3.3" x 0.4"
  • Weight: 47g

Datasheets, EagleCAD PCB files, Fritzing object and more in the tutorial!

R799.00  Inc VAT
Pi Supply Gert VGA 666 Hardware VGA for Raspberry Pi (Gert VGA)
PLEASE NOTE: SOLDERING REQUIRED - Loose componets kit form
Raspberry Pi Not Included


The Gert VGA 666 (6 bits per colour channel, hence 666) is a breakout/add on board for the Raspberry Pi Model B+,Pi 2 B and Pi 3 B (will not work with Model A/B as the additional GPIO pins are required). It is an open source hardware design recently released publicly by Gert van Loo who was one of the hardware engineers that was instrumental in the initial design of the original Raspberry Pi (also one of the chip architects on the BCM2835 chip at the heart of the Raspberry Pi) and someone that many of you may have spoken to at Raspberry Jams or on the Raspberry Pi forums. This was announced on the Raspberry Pi website and the full design files, schematics and other details are available onGitHub.

The Raspberry Pi has an HDMI port to connect a display. If your monitor only has VGA, you have to use an adapter. Because this requires a digital-to-analogue conversion, those adapters can be quite pricey, and they can draw lots of power. So our friend Gert van Loo  has created a VGA adapter that uses the Pi’s GPIO.

This wasn’t possible on the Model A or B, but now the B+ and newer models exposes 40 GPIO pins, there’s more to play with. As well as just allowing you to connect a VGA monitor natively, it also means you can use it as a secondary monitor alongside HDMI. And unlike composite video, the DPI interface can be run independent of the HDMI. The software for dual screens is still under development, but we expect that to arrive in the next couple of weeks. Running two screens at maximum resolution will consume SDRAM bandwidth, and is yet to be tested. (And there’s a catch: as the board uses most of your GPIO pins, you lose access to them.)

The VGA output supports the same resolution as your HDMI one: from 640 x 480 up to 1920 x 1024 at 60fps. At the highest resolution the pixel quality is almost as good as HDMI. The adapter uses a simple resistor ladder network as a digital-to-analogue converter, so the colour quality depends on how well-balanced your resistors are. There is slight colour banding, and with 6 bits per channel you have a maximum of 262144 colours.

Dom has been working on the software side and the new DPI (read: VGA) driver software has been added to the latest release.

 

R139.00  Inc VAT
Pi-View Official Raspberry Pi HDMI to VGA Convertor (2C1 hdmi to vga pi-view)

Pi ZERO USERS PLEASE NOTE: To the best of our knowledge this type of converter draws too much power from the HDMI port to use on the Raspberry pi ZERO. It could end up killing the ZERO.

No issues have been reported on the Pi3 with prolonged use.


Pi-View is a high quality, high performance, convenient and compact electronic device which converts the digital HDMI video signals which are outputted from Raspberry Pi, into an analogue signal required by the widely used VGA based computer displays still widely used around the world.

Set Up

If you havea VGA monitor, you'll need a PiView and a VGA Male to Male Cable to connect your Raspberry Pi.

Pi ==> Pi-View ==> VGA Cable ==> Monitor

Product Features
  • Simple device design in the form of a small adaptor with integrated VGA socket output, with short cable complete with HDMI plug for connection to the HDMI socket on Raspberry Pi.
  • No external power supply is required, and in operation, the device is plug and play.
  • The device handles display resolutions of up to 720p/1080i/1080p (the maximum resolution is limited by the resolution supported by the connected display device).
  • Input: Integrated Type-A HDMI plug
  • Output: Standard female DE-15 connector.
  • Material: 99% high-purity oxygen-free copper wire core, 30μ gold-plated terminals for minimal signal loss, and gold-plated HDMI plug for high abrasion resistance.
R369.00  Inc VAT
HDMI to VGA Converter - Black (3C2 hdmi vga converter)

Pi ZERO USERS PLEASE NOTE: To the best of our knowledge this type of converter draws too much power from the HDMI port to use on the Raspberry pi ZERO. It could end up killing the ZERO.

No issues have been reported on the Pi3 with prolonged use.

This is a HDMI to VGA convert which will allow you to convert your digital HDMI output signal, into an analog signal. Perfect for hooking your Pi up to a computer screen. This convert also comes with a audio jack, with cable, so you can use the audio transfered over HDMI.

Specifications

  • HDMI(Type A) to VGA(D-SUB)
  • Color: Black
  • HDMI Support: 1.3
  • Audio Support
R119.00  Inc VAT
Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display (Official) (1B3 display 7" official)

The display will technically work with the Model A and Model B boards (connecting it to the DSI port on the Pi board), however the mounting holes on the back of the display will only line up with the newer board design (A+, B+, Pi2 and Pi3)

The eagerly awaited 7" Official Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Display is finally hear! Boasting a neat 800×480 display @ 60fps resolution, and 10 point capacitive touchscreen, this 7" screen for the Raspberry Pi gives users the ability to create all-in-one, integrated projects such as tablets, infotainment systems and embedded projects.

The 800x 480 display connects via an adapter board which handles power and signal conversion.Only two connections to the Pi are required; power from the Pi’s GPIO port and a ribbon cable that connects to the DSI port present on all Raspberry Pi’s. Touchscreen drivers with support for 10-finger touch and an on-screen keyboard are available on the latest Raspbian OS for full functionality without a physical keyboard or mouse.

  • Turn your Raspberry Pi into a touchscreen tablet, infotainment system, or standalone device.
  • Truly Interactive - the latest software drivers will support a virtual ‘on screen’ keyboard, so there is no need to plug in a keyboard and mouse.
  • Make your own ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) devices including a visual display. Simply connect your Raspberry Pi, develop a Python script to interact with the display, and you’re ready to create your own home automation devices with touchscreen capability.
  • A range of educational software and programs available on the Raspberry Pi will be touch enabled, making learning and programming easier on the Raspberry Pi.
  • Raspberry Pi mounting points on the back

Technical Specification:

  • 7” Touchscreen Display.
  • Screen Dimensions: 194mm x 110mm x 20mm (including standoffs)
  • Viewable screen size: 155mm x 86mm
  • Screen Resolution 800 x 480 pixels
  • 10 finger capacitive touch.
  • Connects to the Raspberry Pi board using a ribbon cable connected to the DSI port.
  • Adapter board is used to power the display and convert the parallel signals from the display to the serial (DSI) port on the Raspberry Pi.

N.B. Will require the latest version of Raspbian OS to operate correctly.

Kit Contents:

  • 7” Touchscreen Display
  • Adapter Board
  • DSI Ribbon cable
  • 4 x stand-offs and screws (used to mount the adapter board and Raspberry Pi board to the back of the display
  • 4 x jumper wires (used to connect the power from the Adapter Board and the GPIO pins on the Pi so the 2Amp power is shared across both units)

Please Note. The Raspberry Pi Board and accessories are not included in this kit.

Installation instructions can be found at:
http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-78156?ICID=rpimain-touchscreen-7inban#installI
 

R1,059.00  Inc VAT
IIC / I2C 1602 Blue Backlight LCD Display Module For Arduino (1B4 LCD display 4 line 2B3)
Power supply voltage: +5 v
Supports I2C
Blue back light, contrast can be adjusted
Four line output

Package included:

1 x LCD Display Module
R79.00  Inc VAT
Four Digit - Seven Segment Display - Red (display 7 segment red)

This lovely little (14.2mm) seven segment display provides excellent segment uniformity and is highly visible up to seven meters away. It's ultra bright, and provides great readability even in bright ambient light!

It has four digits and a decimal point on each digit, designed for numeric output, so you can use it to add a clock, timer or counter into your next project.

These displays are multiplexed, common-cathode. What that means it that you can use a 74HC595 or just 8 microcontroller pins if you can spare them to control the 8 anodes (7-seg + decimal) at about ~15mA each, and then connect NPN transistors or a TPIC6B595 to the cathodes to sink the 8*20mA = ~120mA maximum per digit.

This is an ultra bright RED colour.

Specifications

  • 100mcd
  • 14.2mm (0.56") digit height
  • Color: red (630nm)
  • Common cathode display
  • Maximum power dissipation per segment: 66mW
  • Maximum pulse peak forward current per segment (1/10th duty cycle, 0.1ms pulse width): 100mA
  • Maximum forward current per segment: 20mA
  • Maximum reverse voltage: 5V
  • Maximum reverse current: 20µA
  • Typical forward voltage: 2.1V at 20mA
  • Maximum forward voltage: 2.5V at 20mA
  • Operating temperature range: -30°C - +70°C
  • Typical luminous intensity: 20mcd
R25.00  Inc VAT
VGA 666 Adapter Board For Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 2B B+ A+ (2C4 vga board red soldered)
Description:

It is a neat and very useful solution for using a VGA display/monitor with your Raspberry Pi and is cheaper than an HDMI to VGA adapter or similar. The VGA connection is driven natively in hardware over the GPIO pins (using a parallel interface) and uses around the same CPU load as the HDMI connection on board. It is capable of displaying 1080p60 VGA video with no CPU load. It is also possible to drive this interface at the same time as the HDMI connection, so a dual screen set up is also possible.

This add-on board uses all but 6 of the GPIO pins so it may not be possible to use other add-on boards at the same time as the VGA adapter. You should disable all of the GPIO pin's function so that it can work properly.

We strongly recommend that you use 800x600 resolution. The highly resolution will slow down your Pi and use more RAM.

Feature:

- Support for Raspberry Pi 3B / 2B / B+ / A+
- The VGA output supports resolution:from 640 x 480 up to 1920 x 1024 at 60fps.
- With 6 bits per channel you have a maximum of 262144 colours.
- No soldering required.
- Easy to setup.
- Easy to configure.
- Dimension: 64.00mm x 32.3mm
- Net weight: 16.5g

Note:

Raspberry Pi main board is not included.

More about this item: http://wiki.52pi.com/index.php/VGA666_Module_For_RPi_SKU:EP-0073

Package includes:

1 × VGA Adapter Board
R159.00  Inc VAT
Four Letter pHAT (four letter phat)

Use Four Letter pHAT to display... four letter words. Not that sort!

Pi ZERO and case not included!

Four Letter pHAT has four 14-segment displays that you can use to display text, numbers, and a host of other characters. Its LEDs are a beautiful retro green, just like you old digital alarm clock. They're driven by the HT16K33 chip over I2C.

It's perfect as a readout for your projects, displaying temperatures, times, etc. and becomes really useful when combined with some of our other boards like Enviro pHAT or Explorer pHAT to display their sensor values.

Features

  • Four 14-segment displays with green LEDs
  • HT16K33 driver chip
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, Zero W
  • Python library
  • Female header and display pins require soldering

Software

Our handy one-line installer will install the Four Letter pHAT Python library for you. We've included a bunch of examples too, to show off what you can do with Four Letter pHAT; things like a clock, a countdown timer, or CPU activity monitor.

Use Four Letter pHAT to display... four letter words. Not that sort!
R159.00  Inc VAT
Unicorn pHAT (Unicorn pHAT)

What's going to protect your beloved Raspberry Pi from an onslaught of rainbow-coloured fusion? That's right, it's Unicorn pHAT.

Sporting a matrix of 32 (8 x 4) RGB LEDs and powered directly from the Pi, this is the most compact pocket aurora available.

Unicorn pHAT provides a wash of controllable colour that is ideal for mood-lighting, pixel art, persistence of vision effects, status indications, or just blasting colour into your surroundings.

Features

  • 32 RGB LEDs (SK6218 - 3.5mm x 3.5mm)
  • LED data driven via DMA over PWM
  • Unicorn pHAT pinout
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W
  • Python library
  • Female header requires soldering

Software

Unicorn pHAT uses the same Python library as Unicorn HAT, so it's super-easy to use, should automatically detect that you're using the pHAT and includes some examples written specially for Unicorn pHAT.

Notes

  • Warning: SK6218 LEDs are bright enough to cause eye pain, do not look at them directly when brightly lit. We recommend using Unicorn pHAT at lower brightness levels.
  • Photo-sensitivity warning: flashing, strobing, and patterns of lights may cause epileptic seizures. Always take care and immediately stop using if you feel unwell (dizziness, nausea, affected vision, eye twitching, disorientation).
  • Power: Unicorn pHAT works best with a >2A microUSB power supply for your Pi. We recommend the official Raspberry Pi power supply.
  • Compatibility (audio): as Unicorn pHAT uses PWM and GPIO18, it will interfere with analogue audio playback (random colour patterns and flickering). HDMI should work just fine! :D

Tutorials & Projects

R149.00  Inc VAT
Adafruit PiTFT 2.2" HAT Mini Kit - 320x240 2.2" TFT - No Touch (Ada no touch 2.2)

This product contains only the display. Raspberry Pi, case and cables are shown for illustration purposes only and not included.


The cute PiTFT got even more adorable with this little primary display for Raspberry Pi in HAT form! It features a 2.2" display with 320x240 16-bit color pixels. The HAT uses the high speed SPI interface on the Pi and can use the mini display as a console, X window port, displaying images or video etc. Best of all it plugs right in on top of your Model A+ or B+ and fits into our case quite nicely.

It's designed to plug directly onto the Raspberry Pi 2 or Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+ or B+ . While not specifically designed for Pi Model A or B,you can use it with A/B if you solder in an extra-tall 2x13 header (not included) instead of the included 2x20 header.

This design uses the hardware SPI pins (SCK, MOSI, MISO, CE0, CE1) as well as GPIO #25. All other GPIO are unused and are available on a 25-pin long breakout line. Since we had a tiny bit of space, there's 4 flat tactile switches wired to four GPIOs, that you can use if you want to make a basic user interface. For example, you can use one as a power on/off button.

Comes as a fully assembled display PCB and an additional 2x20 GPIO header. Some light soldering is required to attach the 2x20 GPIO header to the HAT but it's fast and easy for anyone with a soldering iron and solder. You can also swap the plain female header we have with a 'stacky' type that lets you plug in a hat or GPIO cable on top or a slim ultra-low-profile header.

Technical Details

  • Board Dimensions: 65mm x 57mm x 6mm / 2.6" x 2.2" x 0.2"
  • Screen Dimensions: 55mm x 40mm / 2.2" x 1.6"

Tutorials

To make it super easy for use: Adafruit have created a custom kernel package based of off Notro's awesome framebuffer work, so you can install it over your existing Raspbian (or derivative) images in just a few commands. Their tutorial series shows you how to install the software, play small videos, or display images such as from your PiCam and more!

R369.00  Inc VAT
HDMI 10.1" 1280x800 (IPS) Touch Screen & Case (1B3 10.1 touch display & stand)

New to ModMyPi, Wareshare's 10.1" 1280x800 IPS Touch Screen & Case! It's easy to set up, features a great resolution, comes complete with a black acrylic stand, and has touch by default!

This device uses the Pi's HDMI output for display, and the Pi's USB port for touch control. Assembly of the Waveshare 10.1" screen is easy, just follow our simple guide here. Please Note. This device does require some simple set up. You will need a UK to EU power adapter.

The LCD Screen Features:

  • 10.1inch HDMI LCD (B)
  • 1280x800 Resolution
  • UK 5V 2A Power Supply Included
  • Capacitive touch control
  • Supports Raspberry Pi, Ubuntu, Windows 10 IoT driver free
  • Can also be used as a computer monitor, supports Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP etc.
  • Supports BB Black, comes with Angstrom image
  • HDMI interface for displaying, USB interface for touch control
  • Input interfaces: HDMI
  • Multi languages OSD menu, for power management, brightness/contrast adjustment, etc.
  • Firmware is upgradable to support more new features (continually updated)

The Case Features:

  • Material : High quality black and clear Acrylic
  • Comes with bottom holder, 45° tilt angle
  • Features mounting holes for Raspberry Pi 3B/2B/B+/A+/B, and BB Black

Downloads

Quick Assembly Guide

Wiki

R1,589.00  Inc VAT
Raspberry Pi USB Power Cable (90 Degree) (2C3 7" display power cable 90 degree)

This 90 degree USB A to 90 degree Micro USB cable is only 10cm long making it perfect for use with the Official Touch Screen to run power from the screen's controller board (USB) to your Raspberry Pi (Micro USB)! With this cable, you can free your Pi's GPIO for other hacking goodness!

It's 24AWG, so thick enough to handle the 2.5A current requirement of the Raspberry Pi 3 without dropping the voltage!

Please note this cable does not fit in the Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display Case White/black

Features:

  • 90 Degree USB A Male
  • 90 Degree Micro USB B Male
  • 10cm Length Including Connectors
  • 24AWG Internal Wire for 5V 2.5A

To use, simply plug the USB end of the cable into the touchscreen driver board, and the micro usb cable into the Raspberry Pi's power port. Then plug your power supply into the touchscreen driver board's micro usb port!

R42.00  Inc VAT
HT16K33 LED Dot Matrix Drive Control Module Digital Tube Driver Development Board (1B3 HT16K33 LED Dot Matrix Driver)
Description:

The HT16K33 is a memory mapping and multi-function LED controller driver. The max. Display segment numbers in the device is 128 patterns (16 segments and 8 commons) with a 13*3 (MAX.) matrix key scan circuit. The software configuration features of the HT16K33 makes it suitable for multiple LED applications including LED modules and display subsystems. The HT16K33 is compatible with most microcontrollers and communicates via a two-line bidirectional I2C-bus.

Features:

Operating voltage: 4.5V~5.5V.
Integrated RC oscillator.
I2C-bus interface.
16*8 bits RAM for display data storage.
Max. 16 x 8 patterns, 16 segments and 8 commons.
R/W address auto increment.
Max. 13 x 3 matrix key scanning.
16-step dimming circuit.
Selection of 20/24/28-pin SOP package types.


Applications:

Industrial control indicators.
Digital clocks, thermometers, counters, multi meters.
Combo sets.
VCR sets.
Instrumentation readouts.
Other consumer applications.
LED Displays.


Package included:

1 x Module

R45.00  Inc VAT
MAX7219 Dot Matrix Module 4-in-1 Display (1B3 MAX7219 Dot Matrix Display)
Specifications:

A single module can drive a 8x8 dot matrix common cathode
Working voltage: 5V
Module size: 12.8 x 3.2 x 1.3 cm (L*W*H)
With 64 fixing screw holes, hole diameter: 3mm
Module with input and output interfaces, support for cascading multiple modules

Wiring:

1. The left side of the module is the input port, and the right is the output port.
2. Control of a single module, the input port only need to receive CPU.
3. The more a module cascade and input end of the first module is connected with the CPU and input end of the input end of the output end is connected to the second module, output terminal of the second module connected with the three modules, and so on.
For example: 51 SCM
VCC→5V
GND→GND
DIN→P2.2
CS →P2.1
CLK→P2.0

Package includes:

1 x MAX7219 Dot Matrix Module
1 x 5pin jumper Cable


MAX7219 Dot Matrix Module 4-in-1 Display For Arduino

MAX7219 Dot Matrix Module 4-in-1 Display For Arduino
R225.00  Inc VAT
One digit Red 7 Segment 0.56 Inch 1 Bit Common Anode LED Digital Tube (1B3 7 segment single digit)
Features:

Model: 5611BH  Common Anode 
Size: 0.56 inch
Color: red

Package includes:

1 x Red 7 Segment 0.56 Inch 1 Bit Common Anode LED Digital Tube
R9.50  Inc VAT
MAX7219 Dot Matrix Module DIY Kit SCM Control Module (1B3 MAX7219 matrix display single)

Descriptions : 

The MAX7219 is an integrated serial input / output common-cathode display driver, it is connected to a microprocessor with 8digit 7segment digital LED display can also be connected to the bar graph display or 64 separate LED.

On B BCD encoder including an on chip, multi channel scanning loop word drive, but also an 8 x 8 static RAM is used to store each data. Only one external register is used to set the current of each LED segment.

A convenient four wire serial interface can connect all general purpose microprocessor. Each data can be addressed in the update does not need to rewrite all the display. MAX7219 also allows the user to select on each data coding or non-coding.
 

The entire device contains a 150uA low-power shutdown mode, analog and digital brightness control, a scan-limit register allows the user to display the 1-8 bits of data, as well as a let all LED light detection mode.

Only need three IO ports can drive a dot-matrix! Dot-matrix display, flicker-free! Supports cascading !

Notice:
This kit requires soldering.


Package includes :

  1x MAX7219 Dot Matrix Module

R65.00  Inc VAT
Display-O-Tron HAT (1B4 Display-O-Tron HAT)

Raspberry Pi and case not included

Great for including a colourful character display and button inputs on your Raspberry Pi based projects!

Includes a 16x3 character LCD display, 6-zone RGB LED backlight, bar graph, and six capacitive touch buttons all in one slim package.

It's ideal for controlling your internet radio or home automation projects.

Features

  • 16x3 character LCD display (full ASCII character set and eight custom glyphs)
  • Fully controllable six zone RGB backlight
  • Six bright white bar graph LEDs (individually dimmable)
  • Six capacitive touch buttons
  • Power, I2C, SPI, UART, PWM, and five GPIO pins broken out
  • SN3218 LED matrix driver chip (drives the RGB backlight)
  • Microchip CAP1166 capacitive touch driver chip
  • Display-O-Tron HAT pinout
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W
  • Python library
  • Comes fully assembled (breakout pins require soldering)

Software

Our Display-O-Tron Python library will get you going in a jiffy, and makes controlling Display-O-Tron HAT really easy.

We've included examples showing you how to use the backlight, bar graph LEDs, and touch buttons, as well as more advanced examples showing you how to create menus, games and even an internet radio!

Notes

If you want to keep your Pi in a case, we recommend the Pibow Coupé case as it will allow you to still use the capacitive touch buttons.

 

Tutorials & Projects

R339.00  Inc VAT
Adafruit Monochrome 0.96" 128x64 OLED graphic display (1B3 Ada OLED 0.96" display)

Cables not included

These displays are small, only about 1" diameter, but very readable due to the high contrast of an OLED display.

This display is made of 128x64 individual white OLED pixels, each one is turned on or off by the controller chip. Because the display makes its own light, no backlight is required. This reduces the power required to run the OLED and is why the display has such high contrast; we really like this miniature display for its crispness!

This breakout can be used with either an SPI or I2C interface - selectable by soldering two jumpers on the back. The design is completely 5V-ready, with an onboard regulator and built in boost converter. It's easier than ever to connect directly to your 3V or 5V microcontroller without needing any kind of level shifter!

TheRaspberryPiGuy has done an *excellent* video on getting this display running with your Pi.

Guy Carpenter has a guide for using OLEDs like this one with the Raspberry Pi it's well worth a read!

Using this display with a Raspberry Pi? Check out Adafruit's SSD1306 OLED display guide.

Adafruit have provided a detailed tutorial and example code in the form of an Arduino library for text and graphics. You'll need a microcontroller with more than 1K of RAM since the display must be buffered.

On the Raspberry Pi, Adafruit now have a Python library available that works with these displays in both i2c and SPI mode.

You can download the Adafruit SSD1306 OLED display Arduino library from github which comes with example code. The library can print text, bitmaps, pixels, rectangles, circles and lines. It uses 1K of RAM since it needs to buffer the entire display but its very fast! The code is simple to adapt to any other microcontroller.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Dimensions:

  • PCB: 38mm x 29mm (1.5" x 1")
  • Screen: 25mm x 14mm
  • Thickness: 4mm
  • Weight: 8.5g
  • Display current draw is completely dependent on your usage: each OLED LED draws current when on so the more pixels you have lit, the more current is used. They tend to draw ~20mA or so in practice but for precise numbers you must measure the current in your usage circuit.
  • This board/chip uses I2C 7-bit address between 0x3C-0x3D, selectable with jumpers

Netduino driver, Netduino sample and documentation. This sample displays bitmaps and animations on the display.

R339.00  Inc VAT
Unicorn HAT (3B4 Unicorn HAT)

What's going to protect your beloved Raspberry Pi from an onslaught of rainbow-coloured fusion? That's right, it's Unicorn HAT.

Sporting a matrix of 64 (8 x 8) RGB LEDs and powered directly from the Pi, this is the most compact pocket aurora available.

Unicorn HAT provides a wash of controllable colour that is ideal for mood-lighting, 8x8 pixel art, persistence of vision effects, status indications, or just blasting colour into your surroundings.

The MagPi said that Unicorn HAT was "one of the coolest HATs around"

Features

  • 64 RGB LEDs (WS2812B)
  • LED data driven via DMA over PWM
  • Unicorn HAT pinout
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W
  • Python library
  • Comes fully assembled

Software

We've put together a Unicorn HAT Python library to make it a breeze to use, including lots of beautiful examples of what it can do.

Notes

  • Warning: WS2812 LEDs are bright enough to cause eye pain, do not look at them directly when brightly lit. We recommend the use of a diffuser.
  • Photo-sensitivity warning: flashing, strobing, and patterns of lights may cause epileptic seizures. Always take care and immediately stop using if you feel unwell (dizziness, nausea, affected vision, eye twitching, disorientation).
  • Power: Unicorn HAT requires a >2A microUSB power supply for your Pi. We recommend the official Raspberry Pi power supply.
  • Compatibility (audio): as Unicorn HAT uses PWM and GPIO18, it will interfere with analogue audio playback (random colour patterns and flickering). HDMI should work just fine!

Short video on the Unicorn HAT

Tutorials & Projects

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