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)
This small monochrome ePaper has a 122×250 resolution in a 2.13” diagonal display with 130 pixels per inch. At A Glance, This Module: Is black and white monochrome — easy to read. Is bi-stable. (Will continue to display with no power source) Can do a full or partial refresh. Versatile. Use in portrait or landscape format. … Read more New Product Alert: 122×250 ePaper Display Module
In this 5-question interview, meet Lorry, who works on our production line. Lorry programs and tests our LCD modules as part of our quality control team. Related: Behind the scenes: LCD production line This interview is part of a series of 5-question interviews to meet the people at Crystalfontz who are part of our engineering team, answer … Read more 5 Question Interview: Lorry
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 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
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?
Confused about the differences between TFTs, LCDs, and OLEDs? What Do They Stand For? How Do They Work? TFT displays are also known as an “Active Matrix TFT LCD module” and have an array of thin film transistors fabricated on the glass that makes the LCD. There is one of these transistors for each pixel on the … Read more FAQ: What is the Difference Between a TFT, LCD, and OLED?
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
November Update: this position has been filled. Thank you for your interest. Are you: → A self-starter with a passion for problem-solving? → Someone who welcomes the opportunity to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities? → Looking for an opportunity to provide excellent technical customer support in a fun, casual work environment? Do You … Read more We’re Hiring!
Sherman, set the wayback machine to 1985: We are going to take a look at the original HD44780 Data Sheet. Some time back, we wrote about the legendary HD44780 controller, to which the modern character LCD industry owes much of its existence. Having been in the business of designing embedded electronics for some time, we … Read more A Look Back in Tech History: The HD44780 Controller Data Sheet