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
Question: What Are The Smallest Displays At Crystalfontz? We receive frequent queries about different display sizes, such as: 1) What is the smallest LCD display? 2) What is the smallest OLED display? 3) What is the smallest TFT display? 4) What is the smallest ePaper display? Answers: We Have Several Displays To Choose From! The … Read more FAQ: What Are Your Smallest Displays?
We are always happy to see YOUR projects using Crystalfontz displays. In this new blog feature, we will showcase interesting projects — professional and hobby — for inclusion in our ‘In The Wild’ features. Mitch Bradley’s Raspberry Pi Controlled Taig Mill In this build, the Crystalfontz 20×4 Character Display Module (with keypad) was used with … Read more Crystalfontz In the Wild
Jason Eppink of the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria New York has been working on a great little project that shows subtitles on an external Crystalfontz LCD, while the video plays on a monitor above. The project is open source on GitHub. Project Details It uses a Raspberry Pi to play the videos. … Read more Crystalfontz in the movies? Well, almost!
Passive STN (Super Twisted Nematic) displays come in three major types: 1) Segment 2) Alphanumeric / Character 3) Graphic Let’s take a closer look at these 3 types of displays. Segment LCDs A Segment display is the type of thing you see in gas pumps, calculators, or simple meters. It can usually show a few … Read more What is the Difference Between Passive STN Segment, Alphanumeric, and Graphic Displays?
This black and white 200×200 e-paper display module is a perfect size for small, low power electronic shelf labels. Once the epaper’s eink image is shown, it remains visible with zero additional power! These e-Paper displays will retain the last image shown on their screen indefinitely, with no electrical connections and zero power consumption. Additional Benefits … Read more A Closer Look: Crystalfontz ePaper 200×200 1.54″ Zero-Power Display
When working with a 20×4 character LCD, you might be surprised to see the controller set to 2-line mode: Write_To_LCD(COMMAND,0x38); //SET 2 LINE,5*8 FONT Why would a 4-line LCD’s controller be set to 2-line mode? It has to do with the way the LCD glass is laid out. Essentially the display is the right and … Read more FAQ: Why does the initialization code for a 20×4 LCD specify 2-line mode?
Confused about the differences between TFTs, LCDs, and OLEDs? What Do They Stand For? TFT stands for Thin Film Transistor (shorthand for “Active Matrix TFT LCD”) LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display (shorthand for “Passive Matrix LCD) OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode How Do They Work? TFT displays are also known as an “Active Matrix TFT LCD module” … Read more FAQ: What is the Difference Between a TFT, LCD, and OLED?
Here is a not-so-common customer question: Is it possible to measure server temperatures using 30 different sensors, 200 feet away from the computer? Answer: Yes, this possible! Our WRDOWY17 temperature sensor is a natural choice for this type of application. The Crystalfontz 16×2 character LCD with keypad gives an easy serial or USB interface to 32 WRDOWY17 sensors. … Read more Not So FAQ: Can you use 30 temperature sensors, 200 feet from the PC ?