Introduction: How to Make an OLED Shield for Raspberry Pi & Arduino

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This small OLED shield can be used directely with Arduino or Raspberry Pi. The shield contains a OLED display to show measured values, status messages etc. and 3 buttons & 3 leds to control your program or add a menu to your project. It needs only 4 cables and two GPIO ports to communicate via I2C with your Raspberry Pi or Arduino. The pcb is very small and fits perfectely in an optional din rain enclosure.

Step 1: Tools & Materials

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We offer this shield as DIY kit, but it is very simple - you can create it by your self too if you want.

Tools:

  • soldering iron with small tip
  • solder

Material:

Step 2: Circuit Diagram

If you want, you can create such shield by your self too. See the circuit diagram below for reference

Step 3: Connect the Shield With an Arduino

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Step 4: Connect the Shield With a Raspberry Pi

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Step 5: Software for Arduino and Raspberry Pi

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Please visit our website. You will find sample code for Raspberry Pi (Python) and Arduino (C++)

Step 6: Mount the Shield in a Din Rail Enclosure (optional)

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This shield will fit perfectely in our Arduibox (for Arduino) and RasPiBox (for Raspberry Pi 3) din rail enclosure kits. You have to glue it with self adhesive tape to the backside of the top cover:

Comments

harty123 (author)2017-02-10

Ok I have to check the pdf's ...

ottoj (author)2017-02-05

Some of the links don't make it into the PDF version that can be downloaded, and while you provide a link or two to your website, you never mention it in the text. You may want to add it at least one of the places you suggest using it to contact you for help and components. Thumbs up on the project, by the way!

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