We’ve released some pretty neat new products this summer! Check them out below: Displays New Small TFTs Our new TFTs are tiny! We added a family of TFTs that are less than 1″ on the diagonal with full color and an optional touchscreen. Find out more on the product pages: We also introduced a family … Read more Summer 2023 – New Products
We recently received a question about setting custom characters on our CFA632 and CFA634 modules. The datasheet includes an example of using custom characters which looks like this: The customer wanted to know what was going on and what would the custom characters look like. Here is how our support engineer answered: 1. The example … Read more CFA632 and CFA634 Custom Characters
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
How do TFTs show color? What is color depth for RGB displays? What is the difference between 16.7M colors and 262k? Let’s explore it! How Do TFT LCDs Show Color? To start, let’s discuss how RGB LCDs work. TFT LCDs (thin film transistor liquid crystal displays) comprise a series of layers: Each pixel of a … Read more RGB and Color Depth
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!
We’ve been working hard this year to make more display options available on our website. We have introduced a new board, the CFA10110 for our family of graphic LCDs, a new size in our EVE collection (what is an EVE display?), expanded our options in 5″ displays, and added a few accessories for individual purchase. … Read more New Displays and Accessories
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
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!
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