This post was written by Brent, one of Crystalfontz’s engineers. Brent’s Voltmeter Build I have an RV that has both a vehicle electrical system and a camper electrical system. I wanted a way to see the voltages of both systems at a glance while driving. I tried some cheesey voltmeters from e-bay and some other … Read more Dual Voltmeter for RV Electrical Systems
We recently replaced our family of CFAO12864D3 graphic LCD displays with a new family of 128×64 low power backlit LCDs, but we have some of the Blue D3 displays left in stock. They’re great displays with bright backlights and we have an Arduino-shield style breakout board for them, so they’re great for hobby builders! A … Read more Arduino Shield LCD Giveaway!
This guide will walk through how to get started with one of our small full color OLED displays. Then, we’ll talk about a super quick and easy project to do with this display – a photo slideshow! The display we’ll be using is a 0.96″ full color OLED. We have two versions of this display, … Read more Tiny OLED Full Color Slideshow
Relevant Displays and Kits Do you need help getting started with your graphic LCD and CFA10110 adapter board? This getting started guide helps bring up any of the following displays or kits: Low Power Transflective Graphic LCD Module (CFAG12864T3-NFH-E1-1) Low Power Transflective LCD Dev Kit (CFAG12864T3-NFH-E1-2) 128×64 Backlit Transflective LCD with Breakout Board (CFAG12864T3-TFH-E1-1) Small … Read more Graphic LCD Adapter Board: CFA10110 Getting Started
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
DIY Transparent Display The transparent display we offer for sale (CFAL12856A0-0151) is an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display. OLED displays produce images by emitting light in the corresponding color. To produce black in a normal OLED, the pixels are simply turned off. With the transparent display, if the pixels are turned off, the display … Read more Transparent Display: How to Hack Together Your Own Transparent Display
What makes EVE modules so great? Crystalfontz EVE modules include an EVE graphic controller from FTDI/Bridgetek making it easy to use and control the display, touch, backlight, and audio features of an embedded system. Each of the controllable features appears to the host MCU as a memory-mapped SPI device. The host MCU sends commands and … Read more FTDI/Bridgetek Embedded Video Engine (EVE) Modules