One of our most frequently asked questions is “Can I use the transparent OLED with a Raspberry Pi?” The answer is a resounding Yes! The transparent OLED can be driven by the GPIO pins of the RPi. And even better? It’s really quite simple! How To Use a Raspberry Pi to Run a Transparent Display … Read more Transparent OLED on Raspberry Pi
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
We add to our catalog of new product videos and demonstrations as often as we can. In this video, we are showcasing our new 7″ HDMI Raspberry PI display, which is available now. This 7 inch TFT LCD was designed specifically for integration with a Raspberry PI. It uses the RPI’s HDMI port, PINS and USB connection … Read more 7″ HDMI Raspberry PI TFT Display
Check out this developer’s innovative use of the Crystalfontz 128×296 3-color ePaper display — a solar-powered WiFi ePaper setup. Developer Frank Buss provides a detailed write up of his project on his HackADay post. From his post: “The amazing thing about ePapers is that the image lasts without power forever (I tested it for months), and the contrast is … Read more Crystalfontz In the Wild: Solar-Powered WiFi ePaper
Have you signed up for our new Crystalfontz e-newsletter yet? Here is the news from our most recent email. If you aren’t on our list, don’t miss out on the next one – you can sign up right here. Newsletter Signup The signup box is also available on every page of our site, in the … Read more New displays, win an OLED dev kit, and a sale!
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!