Thursday, September 15, 2011

The OLED Revolution will be Customized!

Browsing a science magazine's site, I spotted an ad that depicted a character-type LCD, but was obviously a slick computer-graphics rendering. I say obviously because the message used some font tricks, like THE printed vertically, that can't quite be accomplished with text LCDs.

But they're dead easy with our GLO-416Y serial OLED.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Arduino Demo for GLO-416Y Serial OLED

There's an excellent hands-on evaluation of the new GLO-416Y serial OLED over at the blog. The demo program uses an Arduino controller to read an analog value and display it on the OLED. While you're there, browse through the blog—lots of good ideas.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sharing a Serial Output Pin During Development

Some interactive microcontrollers (BASIC Stamp, Arduino, etc.) have dedicated serial I/O pins used to communicate with the PC during programming. Is it OK to use these pins to drive a serial display? Maybe, sometimes, sorta...if you're willing to accept the side effects during development.