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Jun 22, 2012, 01:29 pm Last Edit: Jun 22, 2012, 01:33 pm by Firefox Reason: 1
I need a screen (LCD I assume) that I can program to display large numbers & letters for my audio project. All I will display is:

Vol: 0 to 100
Source: 1 to 4 or Possibly, CD, SQT, IPOD, PHONO

The sort of text size I am thinking say for the volume numbers& source selection is say 15 to 20mm (5/8 to 7/8")

I would like a bit of extra space on the screen maybe to put the sample rate etc but this could be small

It would probably look something like this:

Vol: 100
Source: PHONO
Sample Rate: 24bit 96Hz

Can anyone recommend a screen that would be good (ideal) for this application?


Jun 22, 2012, 01:31 pm Last Edit: Jun 22, 2012, 01:34 pm by Firefox Reason: 1
How do you edit posts?

I didn't get the text in the proper proportions :)

Never mind I found it.


I rather like the 2.2" TFT LCD from Adafruit:

It uses SPI so you don't need too many pins, there are libraries and tutorials for it, and you can do different text sizes and colours easily.

I've used it in a thermostat: http://planetstephanie.net/2012/05/09/thermostat-three/



What about OLEDs? I have this one: http://www.newhavendisplay.com/nhd2712864ucy3-p-3621.html
It has a really good contrast.

It is also supported by u8glib (http://code.google.com/p/u8glib/), which has big and small fonts as part of the distribution:

Font list for u8glib is here: http://code.google.com/p/u8glib/wiki/fontsize



Thank you for your input, I will do some reading.

Any other suggestions anybody.


I have the same issue.  I'm actually considering using an old Apple iPod Touch, then serving the pages up with an arduino+Ethernet shield to the iPod via Wi-Fi.


The 4D OLEDs are pretty nice and might suit your project.
I've been using the 0.96" 96x64 display, but there are a couple larger ones.


There are a couple libraries on this forum (including one I've been writing) that can interface with them.

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