Month: December 2012

Playing video and other fun things on a Nokia 3310 LCD with Arduino

The Nokia 3310 LCD is well known in the electronics community; I decided to have some fun and get it to do things the designers probably weren’t intending it to ever do! 😛

This LCD is a monochrome graphics LCD with a resolution of 84×48 and while relatively old (1998), it’s brilliant for its very low price.

This controller uses the PCD8544 controller IC has an easy to use SPI protocol and handles all the hard work of driving this display (multiplexing, generating bias voltages, ect.) Using the display is relatively easy with any microcontroller, I used a breakout board for ease of access on a breadboard/stripboard.