Controlling a cheap color LCD

spark fun lcd

Spark Fun Electronics has made a name for themselves recently by selling interesting parts like this $20 color LCD. Hack-A-Day reader [Refik Hadzialic] decided to buy one and see how easy it was to use. It is a 128×128 display and should be a clone of the one you would fine in a Nokia 6100. He wired it up to an ATMega32L-PI8 microcontroller. He grabbed source code from a couple different places and eventually got something to work. In the end, the actual control commands seem pretty simple. Refik has been posting a lot of quick projects and info on his site, e-dsp. Have a look.

9 thoughts on “Controlling a cheap color LCD

  1. Anyone know why i’m having trouble submitting anything to the hackaday tip line? No matter what it puts the comment field in red and won’t let me send it.

  2. The geocities link from nes is now showing “temporarily exceeded its data transfer limit”, so I can’t view it.

  3. Hey guys, I have a few color lcds, the one I want to use is from a motorola V180…

    Does anybody know how I would go about hooking this up?

    And or where I can get the pcb if one is made?

    Thanks in advance, lemme know @ nick dot pannuto at gmail dot com

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