Top 5 Arduino Displays

Dear friends welcome back! In this video I am going to show you my favorite
displays for Arduino. Without any further delay let’s get started! Hey guys, I am Nick and welcome to
a channel that is all about DIY electronics projects. I have been uploading YouTube videos about
Arduino for the last 2 years and in that time I have tested many displays. From the smaller and most inexpensive, to
the larger and most expensive like this $60 E-Paper display. I have reviewed all these displays in this
channel and I have built projects with most of them. I will post the video reviews of all the displays
in links in the description of the video below. Since I am getting a lot of questions from
the viewers of the channel about which display to use in their projects I thought that it
would be a good idea to prepare a video about this subject. In this video I will show my 5 favorite displays
for Arduino. I have also posted a detailed article on the
same subject on my website at this link. This article will be updated constantly as
I try more displays. So, let’s start with my top 5 displays for
Arduino. This is the 3.5” Color TFT display with
ILI9481 driver. It is a very big display and it offers an
impressive resolution, 480×320 pixels and it can display 65.000 colors! It comes as shield so it is extremely easy
to connect with Arduino. It works with the Arduino Uno and the Arduino
Mega. Unfortunately it does not work with the faster
Arduino Due. The display also offers an SD card slot at
the back so we can use it to store data and images. The price of this display is around $11. The biggest disadvantage of the display is
its speed. Since it offers a big resolution, the 8bit
Arduinos struggle to drive it. Forget animation on this display, displaying
and updating text is ok, but bitmaps need time. In conclusion, this display is a very easy
to use display and it is ideal for beginners. Additionally you can use this display if you
want to add a big display in your project. If fast refresh rate is not a requirement
of your project, this display is a great display to use! Next in my list is the 0.96” monochrome
OLED display. It offers a resolution of 128×64 pixels. I love this display! It is one of the easiest displays to use with
Arduino. It uses the I2C interface, so we only have
to connect 2 wires to make it work. Since it uses the OLED technology this display
is very bright, it has a great contrast and it has a low power consumption. The cost of the display is around $6. I have used this display a lot in the past
in many projects. The only disadvantage of this display is that
it is very small, but small size may be a requirement in some project. To sum up, this is a great little display
ideal for small handheld projects and an easy display to start with. Third in my list is the 1.8” Color TFT display
with the ST7735 driver. This was the first color display to use with
Arduino and the color display I use the most. It is inexpensive, it costs around $6, it
has a resolution of 160×128 pixels, it can display 65.000 colors, it offers and SD card
slot at the back and it has a great library support. It works on every Arduino, it works on Teensy
and with the ESP8266 boards! What else to ask about? A great display! In the second place in my list is the 0.96”
Color OLED display. It is a new display on the market and it costs
around $11. It also uses the OLED technology so it is
very bright, it has a great contrast and a low power consumption. On the other hand the display is small, and
it offers a small resolution, only 96×64 pixels. It uses the SPI interface so we need 8 wires
in order to connect it with Arduino. It works fine with the ESP8266 as well. I think this display is ideal for handheld
projects that require color. Since the display is very new to the market,
I think the price of it will go down soon, so it will be much more attractive. By far my favorite display for Arduino is
the Nokia 5110 LCD display. This display is inexpensive, it costs around
3 or 4$, it is very easy to use, it has a great library support, it is the only display
that it is visible under direct sunlight and it has an extremely low power consumption. When the display is on, it only needs 0.4mA
of current! I have already built a project with this display
that can run on batteries with the display on for over a year! I have used this display a lot in the past,
and I am sure I am going to use it a lot in the future. That’s why I bought a lot of them in case
I can’t buy them anymore. The only disadvantages of this display is
the low resolution which is 84×48 pixels and that it does not offer color. To sum up, this display is by far my favorite
display for Arduino, and the only one to use if you need your projects to be battery powered. This is my personal opinion about the best
displays for Arduino. Of course since each person has different
needs, you may have a different favorite display. I would love to hear about your favorite displays
in the comment section below. Are there any good displays I am missing? I would love to try them! Before we go, since this is the last day of
the year, I would like to wish you all a happy new year! May the New Year bring good health and prosperity
to you and your loved ones! I would also like to thank for your fantastic
support and your wonderful messages! They really mean a lot to me! Thank you again, have a great New Year and
see you next year! If this is your first time here, I would love
to have you subscribed. In this channel I post videos about DIY projects
every Saturday. I love making things and I believe that anyone
can make things, anyone can become a maker. That’s why I created this channel, in order
to share my knowledge with the community and learn from the community. I hope you will join us. Until next Saturday, Watch, Learn, Build! [ Translating these subtitles? Add your name here! ]


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