Anyone awake in the early 2000’s knows the familiar shape of those candy bar style mobile phones. In the Shenzhen phone markets we see tons of them. Literally, there are tons of these phone passing through the markets every day. Some are resold while others are disassembled for parts and recycled. This is where all those cheap Nokia 3310/5110 LCD shields come from. It’s great to see so much reuse and recycling.
Having all these cheap LCDs is nice, but most of the interesting and useful parts are wasted. We saw a fantastic opportunity to save a heap of phones from the recycling bin and save people a pocket full of money. We can make a positive impact on the environment if we reuse some of these phones that we are literally tripping over in the streets. Let’s make an Arduino to GSM network bridge for just a few dollars.
Nokia phone Arduino shield – [Link]
by samuel123abc @ instructables.com:
Okay, here’s the deal. There are some tutorials on youtube showing how to get graphics to show on the nokia 5110 and that’s great. If you just want a simple way to do that, go and watch them instead but there are a few problems I see,
1. There are none for mac. I am using a mac and everyone in the videos are using a windows.
2. Sometimes I just wanna go to the computer and search up how to make some graphics. When searching “Nokia 5110 graphics” on google, I found nothing but some libraries and some text.
In this tutorial I will show you how to connect the display, use the code and use some web-based and downloaded tools to create some awesome graphics YOU can customize however you want. Now, enough of me speaking, let’s just begin.
Nokia 5110 graphics tutorial – [Link]
Arup wrote a guest post about his Nokia LCD breakout board:
I designed a simple Nokia LCD Breakout board which allows you to interface any Nokia 6100 compatible display to microcontroller like PIC and AVR. The board itself provides 6.8volts for the backlight by a simple boost converter built up using a common 555 timer IC. There’s a switch to choose whether you want to work with 5V logic, or with 3.3V logic. [via]
Simple Nokia LCD breakout board – [Link]
I found this LCD make for cellular phone Nokia 3310 by browsing the web at www.jelu.se. There is many interesting things about this LCD: low price, easy to interface via SPI port, can support graphic and text and consume low current. The only thing that I did is writing code who gives you friendly functions to support this LCD. The last version of the library only send the bytes who had changed since the last update. It’s considerably reduce the refresh time who can be very important in a batteries powered system.
Nokia LCD Library – [Link]
Nokia manufactures a wide variety of cell phones and many of their cheaper phones contain simple LCD’s which may be used in microcontroller projects. There is one particular LCD model that is used in a wide variety of their phones and is often referred to as simply a “Nokia LCD”, or “Nokia 6100 LCD”. I used to use a Nokia 2600 phone and whenever I upgraded I took the Nokia apart to remove its LCD. This LCD appears to be the same one that is sold as “Nokia 6100 LCD” and I was able to get it up and running with a bit of work using an AVR.
How To Use a Nokia Color LCD – [Link]
In this instructible user wkter show us how to drive a Nokia 3310 LCD screen using an ATmega8 microcontroller. The goal is to make LCD communicate with a PC’s USB port. To achieve that LCD is connected to ATmega8 using SPI interface and then connect ATmega to a PC using V-USB.
Connecting a Nokia 3310 LCD using an AVR – [Link]
The project described below demonstrates the usage of LCD graphical display with the help of available demo source codes.
The LCD in the first place is a tricky device, first of all you need separate power for the back light because of the higher voltage, so the author used a break-out board from www.sparkfun.com (Nokia 6100 LCD including breakout board), this board has built in a DC/DC converter for boosting the voltage, you only need one 3.3V power source.
Flickr + Nokia LCD – [Link]
One day while doing some research on something or another on the Web, I came across a link explaining how to connect a MicroChip PIC to a Nokia Cell Phone LCD Screen. Sounded cool; I had been playing with PIC’s and PicAxe’s anyway and thought it was knowledge that would be useful someday. Then I found a Nokia 5165 Cell Phone at an Electronics Flea Market (http://www.FrostFest.com) for $1.00, and at that price, I couldn’t pass it up! I knew I could hook the LCD up, but wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do with it, when one day it struck me… PIC’s have an Analog Input (ADC) – I could make a very simple, little Oscilloscope! A “Minimalist Oscilloscope” – and thus The Minimalist Oscilloscope 08M Project was born.
The Minimalist Oscilloscope 08M Project – [Link]
Did you have an old Nokia 1110 cell phone that keeps lying in the drawer, but you just don’t know what to do about it? Well, guess what! Is time to show off your creativity by combine the Nokia 1110 LCD with the PIC Interface (Yeah, it sounds like a cool idea, isn’t it?).
Before you starting the project, you have to make sure that your old Nokia 1110 LCD screen is in a good condition (Well, it would be better if the screen did not have any scratches). [via]
Nokia 1110 LCD and PIC Interface – [Link]
Nokia 3310 LCD is still very popular among small embedded projects. It is low power (can run from a single CR2032 motherboard battery) and easy controlled Graphical LCD with 84×48 pixel resolution. Hardware construction is based on another project (3310 temperature probe). You can get LCD setup source code here. Couldn’t find the game code of this project that would be interesting to see and even to try it. Anyway project is great for learning basic Nokia 3310 interfacing. [via]
Nokia 3310 LCD game project – [Link]