SparkFun Micro OLED Breakout (Qwiic)

The SparkFun Qwiic Micro OLED Breakout is a Qwiic-enabled version of our popular Micro OLED display! The small monochrome, blue-on-black OLED screen presents incredibly clear images for your viewing pleasure. It’s “micro,” but it still packs a punch --- the OLED display is crisp, and you can fit a deceivingly large amount of graphics on there. This breakout is perfect for adding graphics to your next project and displaying diagnostic information without resorting to a serial output, all with the ease of use of our own Qwiic Connect System!

This version of the Micro OLED Breakout is exactly the size of its non-Qwiic sibling, featuring a screen that is 64 pixels wide and 48 pixels tall and measuring 0.66" across. But it has also been equipped with two Qwiic connectors, making it ideal for I2C operations. We've also added two mounting holes and a convenient Qwiic cable holder incorporated into a detachable tab on the board that can be easily removed thanks to a v-scored edge. We've even made sure to include an I2C pull-up jumper and ADDR jumper on the back of the board, so if you have your own I2C pull-ups or need to change the I2C address of the board, you have options!

Note: The I2C address of the Micro OLED is 0x3D and is jumper selectable to 0x3C. A multiplexer/Mux is required to communicate to multiple Micro OLED sensors on a single bus. If you need to use more than one Micro OLED sensor consider using the Qwiic Mux Breakout.

The SparkFun Qwiic Connect System is an ecosystem of I2C sensors, actuators, shields and cables that make prototyping faster and less prone to error. All Qwiic-enabled boards use a common 1mm pitch, 4-pin JST connector. This reduces the amount of required PCB space, and polarized connections mean you can’t hook it up wrong.

  • Qwiic-Connector Enabled
  • Operating Voltage: 3.3V
  • Operating Current: 10mA (20mA max)
  • Screen Size: 64x48 pixels (0.66" Across)
  • Monochrome Blue-on-Black
  • I2C Interface

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Core Skill: Programming

If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.

3 Programming

Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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Looking for answers to technical questions?

We welcome your comments and suggestions below. However, if you are looking for solutions to technical questions please see our Technical Assistance page.

  • Member #24259 / about 6 years ago / 3

    Are there going to be guides to using the Qwiic devices on a Raspberry Pi, without using an Arduino?

    • Member #1602553 / about 4 years ago / 1

      Qwiic with raspberry pi tutorials can be found here: Just choose the folder for you Qwiic product. Hope that helps

    • We currently are not planning on adding Raspberry Pi to these tutorials.

      • Member #24259 / about 6 years ago / 2

        So why create the SparkFun Qwiic HAT for Raspberry Pi? Sales Ploy?

        • santaimpersonator / about 4 years ago / 1

          Please check out our new tutorials, in the Tutorials section above.

  • dksmall / about 3 years ago / 1

    The last part of the description says "If you need to use more than one Micro OLED sensor consider using the Qwiic Mux Breakout." I would assume this should say "if you plan to use more then 2 displays"? I would like to have 2 displays, addressed as 0x3C and 0x3D. I assume this will work without a mux, is this correct?

  • SK Pang Electronics / about 4 years ago / 1

    Please make a 128x64 version.

    • santaimpersonator / about 4 years ago / 1

      I added a note to the GitHub repository to see if we can look into it a new version.

Customer Reviews

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Great little display

The hookup guide and python library samples were a big help getting this display integrated into my project.

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Does not work with Artemis Nano

This does not work with Artemis Nano. Works on a Pi though. Need to add void MicroOLED::i2cSetup() { Wire.begin(); } in hardware.cpp file

Sorry you're having trouble! It looks like the "MicroOLED_Demo_I2C" example code for this doesn't quite work with the Artemis without a slight modification to the code but the "MicroOLED_Rick_and_Morty_I2C" sketch works when I try it here. (The Demo sketch needs different analog pins defined.)

Artemis is still in it's infancy and we're in the process of updating libraries and example code on Qwiic products that were designed before Artemis existed. Eventually everything should be covered but for now some Qwiic products require a bit of tweaking to get working.

If you run into questions about a product running on Artemis, post that in our Artemis forum and our techs will have a look.

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Small but bright!

I knew when I read 0.66" this screen would be tiny, but holy crap it was even smaller than I had thought. Thankfully it's clear, crisp, and bright blue. It can light up my whole room at night.

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Great Product, Weak Documentation

This is a fantastic product. The Qwiic interface makes the hardware connection very simple. I’m amazed at its low cost. SparkFun has made the schematics and library source code completely open.

With the available schematics, after prototyping, integrating the display into your PWB, I expect, would be a snap.

The library provided for Arduino and the example sketches, similarly make integrating this device to your software a snap. It’s really easy. I probably got the example sketch running in just minutes. I was amazed at the simplicity. And that is the good news.

The bad news is the poor documentation. My end-device isn’t going to be an Arduino. It’s going to be a custom PWB and it will be using a PIC processor. Porting the Arduino libraries to MPLAB was a lot more challenging than I thought it should be. Fortunately I was able to back out their design from the library source code. I’m very glad they generously made that available, but the code is not well documented.

Again, overall, a fantastic product at a great price. But if you’re going a step beyond hobby projects, be aware the lack of documentation will add effort to your project.

Mine was DOA

After a LOT of fiddling about and some scoping and also then Salae analysis... I conclude mines deader than dead, never worked at all... A real pity as was my first Qwiic expedition and left me feeling like I was missing something... Luckily all the other Qwiic and numerous I2C devices I have been working well. It's in the garbage bin as we speak. Poor QA... I2C can be quirky... but as I know full well having used it for over 10 years it either works or plain does not! In this case it's the display vs driver chip which cheerfully ACKs... T

Sorry to hear that! We test these but sometimes a dud can get through or a part can get damaged in shipment. Please contact our customer service department and we will help you get this sorted out.

Handy little display

For my case this little display was just what I needed. Low cost and most of all Qwiic-enabled. The display is very readable. I'm now going to get another one as my project has one master and one remote. I have no problem recommending this product.

Great Display - Short life?

I got this up and working on my compass project, and it was beautiful. Even a non-programmer like me was able to hack it into a great little compass graphic. Went to transfer into my final assembly after a few hours of prototype operation and nothing. Confirmed the voltage input was right, so not sure where it went sideways. Plugged into my original assembly and nada. My advice, order two, in case one goes south.