Graphic LCD Adapter Board: CFA10110 Getting Started

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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

Transparent Display: How to Hack Together Your Own Transparent Display

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

Crystalfontz In the Wild: Solar-Powered WiFi ePaper

128x296 ePaper Display by Crystalfontz

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

FAQ: Why does the initialization code for a 20×4 LCD specify 2-line mode?

Why does the initialization code for a 20x4 LCD specify 2-line mode? Source: crystalfontz.com

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?