We want to give you what you want! Let us know what Crystalfontz displays or breakout boards are on your wish list. We’ll be selecting a few winners, so let your friends know! Maybe a transparent OLED and breakout board? Maybe an EVE module for a project with some cool graphics? You tell us! Christmas … Read more Wishlist Giveaway!
We were recently working with a customer who was using our 10.1″ HDMI display with a Raspberry Pi, but he had run into a problem. When the Raspberry Pi shut down, he needed the display backlight to also turn off and stay off. Since the backlight on the display turns on if uncontrolled, when the … Read more Turn HDMI Display Backlight Off When Raspberry Pi is Off
Spokane was inundated with some early season snow before we were entirely prepared. Luckily, we have Larry who is always willing to step up and tackle any task. All in all we ended up with a couple of inches of snow at our headquarters! We figured this was the perfect time to reinstate our 5-Question … Read more Larry’s Snow Day in Spokane
A Crystalfontz aficionado may notice that we sell and recommend an Arduino clone, the Seeed Studio Seeeduino, for use with many of our displays. The Seeeduino is a clone of the extremely popular Arduino Uno microcontroller. However, the Seeeduino offers one major advantage over the standard Arduino Uno; it can level shift its I/O lines … Read more On the Level: Arduino and Displays
Enter to win Crystalfontz’s August/September giveaway. Entries close September 13, 2020. Giveaway extended to October 1! The winner will receive a 1.3″ TFT LCD module with a breakout board, wired up to an ESP32 running demo code to play video! Small TFT Display Kit The giveaway product may be an engineering sample. Any taxes, duties, … Read more Small TFT Display Kit Giveaway
There is a wide world of display technology out there and it can be difficult to decide which type of display will work best for a given project. This post will help narrow down your options. Remember that the display is often the main human interface to a product, so it’s important to find a … Read more Choosing a Display: Overview
Explore different display technologies by winning this variety pack, which includes one of each type of display that we carry. Plus, each of these displays comes with a carrier or breakout board so it can easily be connected to the included Seeeduino. This giveaway includes the following: A 1.54″ yellow OLED and its breakout board … Read more Display Variety Pack Giveaway!
There are two main ways a display can be connected to a PCB. Some displays are solder-down, requiring fine pitch soldering to connect the tail to the contacts on the PCB. Others use Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) connection. With a ZIF connection, the tail of the display is simply slid into a connector. The tail … Read more ZIF Connectors: Everything You Need to Know