What is the Difference Between Passive STN Segment, Alphanumeric, and Graphic Displays?

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?

Crystalfontz 635: Integral component of an open-source ROS (Robot Operating System)

Crystalfontz supports education, especially when electronic projects in the classroom are involved. Imagine our excitement when we were contacted by professors from the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Lab of Politecnico di Milano university. Born in 1971, AIRLab is one of the first groups of researchers working on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Computer Vision in Italy. Their … Read more Crystalfontz 635: Integral component of an open-source ROS (Robot Operating System)

A Closer Look: Crystalfontz ePaper 200×200 1.54″ Zero-Power Display

Crystalfontz e-paper 200x200

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

Crystalfontz Charity Works: First Lego League

Lego League Washington State Award - team sponsored by Crystalfontz America

Crystalfontz believes in giving back — to our local community and beyond. We shine the spotlight on organizations doing an amazing job caring for kids, communities, and those in need. This post is about kids. Specifically, the dedicated elementary school kids who are part of the First Lego League team that Crystalfontz sponsors. What’s First Lego League? … Read more Crystalfontz Charity Works: First Lego League

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?

FAQ: What is the Difference Between a TFT, LCD, and OLED?

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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?

New: US Postal Shipping Options for Domestic LCD Sample Shipments

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Crystalfontz ships via major domestic and international express carriers, on our account or yours. While we strive to provide the best rates and fastest ship times, some small packages may ship more efficiently using postal mail. You asked for US Postal shipping options. We heard you. USPS option is available if you’re placing an order … Read more New: US Postal Shipping Options for Domestic LCD Sample Shipments