A handy lil' LCD to add readouts to your projects. This 0.96" SPI LCD has a 2:1 widescreen aspect ratio, has great viewing angles (IPS), and works with Raspberry Pi or Arduino.
The display is great for displaying tidbits of information like timers, clocks, sensor readings, and more. Why not use it to display the IP address of a headless Raspberry Pi, so that you don't have to connect a full display or fiddle around with nmap?
Despite being so diminutive, this LCD is a gorgeous little display. It's bright, has great resolution and, because it's an IPS panel, it has wide viewing angles and looks great whichever way you look at it. It's driven by SPI and you should be able to run it at up to ~50FPS, although we've found that anywhere from 10FPS looks good for most uses.
You can use this breakout completely solder-free with our new Breakout Garden HAT with SPI!
Pimroni adapted an existing Python library to drive this display. The library makes it straightforward to display images, text or graphics, and even display animated GIFs! There's a one-line-installer to get the library all set up for you. Just open a terminal and type:
curl https://get.pimoroni.com/st7735 | bash
If you're not using our Breakout Garden HAT with SPI, then this is how to connect your LCD Breakout up to your Raspberry Pi.
Our library is set up to use SPI 0 on the Pi (BCM 8 for CS, BCM 11 for SCK, and BCM 10 for MOSI), BCM 9 for DC, and BCM 18 for the backlight.
Here's which pins to connect between your 0.96" LCD Breakout and your Pi's GPIO (note that it's BCM pin numbering):
You can of course use other pins with your LCD Breakout, but you'll have to change them accordingly when you instantiate the display in your code.