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1 Feb 2012


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]

29 May 2011

microsyl.com writes:

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]

16 May 2011

CalcProgrammer1 writes:

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]

1 Aug 2010

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]

4 Nov 2008

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]

17 Sep 2008

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]

28 Jul 2008

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]

17 May 2008

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]

26 Apr 2008

Nokia 3310 graphical display seems to be very popular among embedded hobbyists. Probably because of it’s availability, lots of examples over the internet and simplicity of interfacing. Wichit Sirichote has developed simple scope application by using his project 8051SBC board.

Interfacing of display is very simple as it uses serial interface. The only thing you should take care when using 5V logic is to reduce LCD voltage to 3V level. This can be simply done by using two general purpose diodes connected in series. This provides approximately 1.4V drop. Source code is available for your experiments. Also you can see live action of this simple scope in this video. Of course this scope can’t assure you proper characteristics but this example gives you great info about interfacing 3310 LCD. [via]

Nokia 3310 scope project – [Link]

28 Jan 2008


Do you still remember old good Nokia 3310? I remember it was my very first cellular phone I had – and it was expensive. Now these phones are obsolete but some people still uses them as unbreakable and reliable phones. If you have one you can do some fun with its graphical LCD.

Nokia 3310 graphical LCD is Philips PCD8544 controller based LCD that can be interfaced via SPI connection. So this is ideal for interfacing with microcontrollers like PIC16F877P. LCD pinout is as follows:

1 – VDD ==> Input voltage.
2 – SCK ==> Serial Clock.
3 – SDI ==> Serial Data Input.
4 – D/C ==> Data/Command Input.
5 – SCE ==> Chip Select.
6 – GND ==> Ground.
7 – VOUT ==> VLCD.
8 – RES ==> Reset.

So connection is obvious. Other part is writing code. Some demo application can be found here written for Hi-Tech C compiler. [via]

Control Nokia 3310 Graphical LCD – [Link]





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