Good TINY colour lcd/screen for RPI? +What LCD is this?

(My LCD in comments)

In need of a  tiny screen for my raspberry pi, the best one I have seen is 1.44"

But I am actually looking for something smaller and as high quality as possible while keeping my budget under the £25 mark.

Optimum size would be 15 by 25mm but obviously that is impossibly as this for the main display. To be used as a computer right next to your eye; (I am using focusing lenses) (Raspberry pi)

Brilliant is around 15 by 25

Good is 20 by 35

Kinda bad is 3.5 by 3.5

Preferably detached from board (wires-  unlikely) and rectangular ratio. Must be Raspberry Pi Compatible.
UK please!

You guys here, are incredible that you can answer me and my persistent waffling and stupid questions for free, so thanks so much.



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rickharris2 years ago
Digital Flame (author)  rickharris2 years ago

Thanks, but I have already looked, anyway, I am not even sure if the Pi can run Oled's I have just been informed that the Pi cannot display programs unless they are A/V composite or HDMI

Err the top one in the link says FOR the Raspberry pi - How compatable do you need it to be?

Digital Flame (author)  rickharris2 years ago

Thank you for looking, but sorry, it needs to display the RPI Desktop, like a miniature computer. I believe that OLED's connected in that way are not able to display this, only shapes, pictures and animation that you program.

Thank you for your time however. ;)

Honestly, although it is a pain, I might just go with a 1.44 inch LCD

Not true, there is A special connector for other displays

Digital Flame (author)  steveastrouk2 years ago

Yes I saw that too, unfortunately it is for models B+ Which I do not own.

Unless there is another? From the RPI forums:

I don't know if this is a show stopper, but [Certain] Raspberry PI [Programs] will only run on the following

  • a display attached to the HDMI output of the Raspberry Pi
  • a display attached to the composite A/V output of the Raspberry Pi
  • A display attached to Gert's VGA666 gpio adapter
  • the official Raspberry Pi display

It only works on these displays as it uses the Raspberry Pi GPU. A display attached to the Raspberry Pi using SPI won't be able to display [Certain Programs]. Well, that actually isn't completely true, but to get it to display on the SPI display is to use some software that doesn't provide a particularly good solution.

(e.g Minecraft)

Digital Flame (author) 2 years ago

Just found this LCD(?) from an old pair of night vision goggles! Yay! Does anyone have any idea of how I could run the pi with this? I have no idea what it is!

-Attatched photos of LCD and near eye focussing lens.

Kiteman2 years ago
Digital Flame (author)  Kiteman2 years ago

Thanks! That is actually perfect! I was actually looking at that but I thought it was still in kickstarter and wasn't for sale yet!

Only a few problems....

US- but so small it probably doesn't matter!

Will this be able to run a raspberry pi desktop? Just to give you an idea, would this be able to run minecraft on the pi. (just to give you the concept).

Thanks again!

I have no idea - you could try asking them...

Digital Flame (author)  Kiteman2 years ago

Yea, I have, sorry; I was kinda thinking out loud.


Resolution is way too low for anything like a desktop

Digital Flame (author)  steveastrouk2 years ago

Not really, I stated size not resolution. But if this was in response for the tiny screen then yes it's a shame, however you could extremely increase font size and decrease resolution on the pi.

Does anyone know if Oleds can run the rpi desktop (in general).

see above