easy to use graphical LCD/TFT display

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by bug13, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. bug13

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2012
    Hi guys

    I am looking for an easy to use graphical LCD/TFT/OLED/STN etc... display. By easy to use, I mean there is a good reference design/documentation, and come with an easy to library.

    It's about 2-3", so not too big.

    Work with PIC or Atmel MCUs please.

    Thanks guys
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2015
  2. JWHassler


    Sep 25, 2013
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  3. amolhshah


    Aug 12, 2008
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  4. be80be

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    Jul 5, 2008
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  5. BR-549

    Distinguished Member

    Sep 22, 2013
    I bought this color display for 20 bucks.

    It even came with a board to drive it.
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  6. bug13

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2012
    JWHassler, Thanks for pointing me to this LCD.

    I have bought a couple of these LCDs, they are indeed very easy to use, and I think the price is very good too.

    There is one things I would like to point out, the IDE is still in its early stage, it does what I need. Got the basic function. But it need a few refinement here and there.

    The bottom line is, this LCD is still very easy to use, it saves me lots of time to design and code the GUI.. I would recommend it to other people, I hope they will continue to make these LCD. I am happy to use them in my future projects.

    Hope this feedback is useful to someone.

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  7. KansaiRobot

    Active Member

    Jan 15, 2010
    May I ask where are you located? I read they ship from China so how many days did it take until you got your LCD??

    Also, reading the products page where they put "Display Controller" they put NO. What does this mean? It doesnt come with a LCD controller? If no, how are you displaying things on it??

    Thanks a lot
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2015
  8. bug13

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2012
    I am in New Zealand, I got my from an Australia re-seller, so it takes only 1-2 day with express shipping.
    Link: http://tronixlabs.com/nextion-seamless-human-machine-interface-LCD-australia

    I did not see the products page you are referring to, but they come with a controller (or something do the same thing). Because after you have designed your interface, all you need to do is send command through serial to the LCD module.