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?

Not So FAQ: Can you use 30 temperature sensors, 200 feet from the PC ?

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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 ?