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OLED Module 2864


#1

Hello, I recently purchased an OLED 2864 module that was listed as being Gadgeteer compatible.
However, I am unable to work out how to use this. There seems to be no suitable module to select from the list of modules in Visual Studio from the GHI SDK. I am using a FEZ Cobra II mainboard.
Is there another SDK I need to install to give me this module?
Or has this been advertised as Gadgeteer compatible just because it has the right socket and supports I2C but I am on my own writing code to drive it?

I am new to Gadgeteer so when the modules aren’t in the list I am a bit stuck as to what to do.

Thank you


#2

Give us the link to the module - I doubt the vendor has a driver for it - but there are some drivers around for most things !


#3

I bet it’s a DFRobot one; http://gadgeteerdfrobot.codeplex.com/ has a lot of drivers but not the OLED. @ DukeNukem, did you have one of these displays?


#4

Yes its DFRobot and still sold by lots of vendors such as:

http://www.amazon.com/OLED-display-module-Gadgeteer-Compatible/dp/B00B0RH20S

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OLED-2864-display-module-NET-Gadgeteer-Compatible-/141399957270?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item20ec181f16

http://imall.iteadstudio.com/im130625003.html

Thanks


#5

https://www.ghielectronics.com/community/forum/topic?id=5861

This is the driver that’s used on that module, I believe. You should be able to use that code to drive your display (it’s not going to be Gadgeteer easy though)


#6

Great thank you.


#7

Thanks Brett. Your link provided some source code and even an installer.
However, installing this would not work as an error indicated that it needed SDK4.1 to work and I am using 4.3
I have tried to convert the source to 4.3 but this is beyond my knowledge.
Does anyone have anything that I could use in 4.3 to just get simple text onto this display module?

Thanks everyone


#8

@ mantracourt - I’ll try to update the installer in next couple of days. Meanwhile you can just rebuild the source code yourself and include the driver project in your solution.


#9

Isn’t the DFRobot OLED 2864 module an I2C interface?


#10

I don’t know. If it is socket I, then it is I2C. It can also be an I2C module that uses software I2C on Y socket.


#11

After investigating further it does seem that the DFRobot module is I2C and connects to the I socket.
It looks like the source code I have is for SPI.
Will have a go at driving it by using I2C assuming all the rest of the code works with this module. I will have to wait till next week to get time to do this so still a chance someone reads this who has already done this.

Thanks everyone


#12

hello matracourt,
Did you get something working? or some information perhaps?


#13

Unfortunately no. The seller was no help nor was the manufacturer.

Thanks for your help though.