September 26, 2013

DIY Arduino shield for the new Freetronics OLED Display

One of the great things about Open Source hardware is the possibility for anyone to modify and produce their own versions of the device or created useful additions or accessories. One example of this has been produced by Freetronics forum member Jed Hodson, who has published details of a neat Arduino shield that's designed to hold our new OLED display along with some temperature sensors, LEDs, and a nice large prototyping area. 

Jed has made the design files (created with Cadsoft EAGLE) so you can review the design, have some boards made up for yourself, or investigate further. To get started, visit Jed's shield project page and the Freetronics forum. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

So have you seen our new OLED display? It's the new 128x128 pixel OLED Module. With a diagonal size of 1.5" and 16,384 colours to select from, so almost anything is possible. Furthermore there's a microSD card socket, and removable tabs on each side which can hold LEDs and buttons:

And using the module is made simple - we have tutorials and drivers for both the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms - great for experimenters or those who use both systems. Furthermore, check out the forum where members are already creating modified drivers to rapidly increase the display speed. For more information including our Quickstart guides - and of course to order - visit the OLED Module product page

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