Screen Recommendations

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?

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:


What about OLEDs? I have this one: It has a really good contrast.

It is also supported by u8glib (, which has big and small fonts as part of the distribution:

Font list for u8glib is here:


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.