October 14, 2013

"The OLEDuino" - portable Arduino-compatible with color OLED display

By combining a small colour OLED display, rechargeable battery and an Arduino-compatible circuit on a small custom-made PCB, Rick Pannen has created a small, versatile device that can be used as a simple name badge, a pocket gaming platform, or anything else that the imagination can come up with. The design is quite simple and Rick has provided the schematic and design files so you can recreate your own. Along with the files is a demonstration sketch that allows you to play the classic computer game "Breakout":

The OLEDuino is powered from a 3.7 V Lithium-Ion battery, which are easily recharged and whose capacity will determine the final size of the project. Overall it's a neat platform and could prove to the base of many projects. For more information including example sketch and the EAGLE design files for the PCB, visit Rick's website. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

Need an OLED for your own OLEDuino? Check out our 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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