Description: The MicroView is the first chip-sized Arduino compatible module that lets you see what your Arduino is thinking using a built-in OLED display. With the on-board 64x48 pixel OLED, you can use the MicroView to display sensor data, emails, pin status, and more. It also fits nicely into a breadboard to make prototyping easy. The MicroView also has a full-featured Arduino library to make programming the module easy.
In the heart of MicroView there is ATMEL’s ATmega328P, 5V & 3.3V LDO and a 64x48 pixel OLED display, together with other passive components that allow the MicroView to operate without any external components other than a power supply. Additionally, the MicroView is 100% code compatible with Arduino Uno (ATmega328P version), meaning the code that runs on an Arduino Uno will also be able to run on the MicroView if the IO pins used in the code are externally exposed on the MicroView.
Note: The MicroView programmer is sold separately. Check the recommended products below. Also, unlike the Kickstarter campaign, this does not come with the breadboard and USB cable. You only get the bare module.
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In the car industry they call it fit & finish it is put together well .The uView Easy to use I have a Microview controlling a custom made Hexapod i built .Also a robot that looks like MO from Wallee it is his eye display and controls him also ,Bluetooth programmable he is 30cm x 30cm x50cm Programmer works well no hiccups. I am very happy with the Microview
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Was up and running in no time. Ran a number of the tutorials and some experiments. I am surprised how fast you can update the screen given the fact you are updating a memory copy in the ATMELmemory space and copy the memory to the display memory each time you want to update the screen. I am still considering for which project to use this.
One of the goals for this device was to provide a simple way to watch variables in a sketch. If it only did that, it would have been great, but the graph libraries make it easy to generate graphs to visualize the results as well. I bought this along with a three axis magnetometer for a “simple” project with a very poor understanding of either how an I2C interface or how a magnetometer actually worked. Being able to see output graphs right on the device has been really helpful for troubleshooting and scaling the responses in real time. (Instead of taking the serial log and then working with the data separately.) The graphs were easy to set up and use following the examples at Codebender. (Huge kudos to CodeBender, that’s a separate rave.) I also have to echo the other reviewer’s comments on the fit and finish of the device. It’s definitely a slick little package, feels durable, and the heavy pins aren’t getting bent all over the place either. It would be nice if price dropped over time, but even so this is a very fun device to use, and I can see buying them for other “simple” projects.
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First one, the display didn’t work properly. The program that the Microview comes with was corrupted on the display and I couldn’t program it. The second one the display looked great, but I couldn’t program it either. The Microview is not ready for primetime yet…
Not Sparkfun’s fault, they were very supportive and responsive throughout the support and return process. However, I cannot recommend this product at this time.
This was easy to get up and running. The hardware is great. My main gripe is with the API provided. The documentation could use some improvement.