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Description: The Nokia 5110 is a basic graphic LCD screen for lots of applications. It was originally intended for as a cell phone screen. This one is mounted on an easy to solder PCB.
It uses the PCD8544 controller, which is the same used in the Nokia 3310 LCD. The PCD8544 is a low power CMOS LCD controller/driver, designed to drive a graphic display of 48 rows and 84 columns. All necessary functions for the display are provided in a single chip, including on-chip generation of LCD supply and bias voltages, resulting in a minimum of external components and low power consumption. The PCD8544 interfaces to microcontrollers through a serial bus interface.
Note: There may be small blemishes on these screens as they are surplus.
Note: Your screen may or may not have a diode on the PCB. It does not affect performance and will vary depending on our shipment.
Based on 4 ratings:
The weather here has been so good that I’ve spent time working in the garden rather than working with electronic.
It is a small graphical lcd with backlight on a sturdy pcb with probably one of the easiest to use controller ever at a ludicrously cheap price! what else could you want. if you are new to the joy of electronics and want to try coding for graphical screens this is the best starting point i can think of!
We ran it at 5V and I think it might have blown our LCD. We were having trouble getting it to display anything, and when it finally did, it was very dim. Then eventually it displayed nothing at all.
Tried another LCD (same model), running at 3.3 this time, and it worked great!
So, be careful running it at 5 V.
Also, listen to the other members who recommended changing the contrast setting in initialization. You might need to play around with it, but you will get there eventually.
Works as expected!