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
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
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
Have you ever tried to bring up a display only to have it show you something like this? What are some common problems with LCDs showing garbage? If it is a new design or a prototype using a common HD44780 style LCD, then it is almost certainly wiring or code. Troubleshooting Wiring Problems: Ask someone … Read more Help! I have garbage showing on my 16×2 LCD
Whether it is a ‘traditional’ USB display, or one of our TFT, OLED, or ePaper modules, we understand that bringing up displays can be a complicated process. We are here to help and we do everything we can think of to make it an easy-to-understand and painless process so you can be up and running in … Read more Bringing Up Your Crystalfontz 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
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!
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?