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LCD for microbit
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LCD for microbit

by Theoforus on Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:40 am

Does anyone have a suggestion for a LCD screen that can be used with microbit and coded with both block coding and micropython?

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Re: LCD for microbit

by mikeysklar on Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:49 pm

This is the display that the Adafruit CLUE uses:

https://www.adafruit.com/product/4520

If you really want a microbit with a display the CLUE seems like the way to go.

https://www.adafruit.com/product/4500

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Re: LCD for microbit

by kevinjwalters on Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:09 pm

I'm a CLUE fan but the description still says

Please note that at this time there is no MakeCode or Scratch support for the nRF52840 chipset (of course, we’d love to see MakeCode but there is no ETA when it may be added).


The newish Kitronik :VIEW Graphics128 OLED display 128x64 for BBC micro:bit provides a small OLED screen and description mentions "custom blocks and example code for MakeCode and MicroPython". I'd have a read about the functionality on offer because the micro:bit V1 is tight on memory and that may limit what you can do with the screen.

As another alternative board, the Meowbit gives you a screen, micro:bit compatible edge connector, MicroPython, CircuitPython and MakeCode ARCADE support. Buttons are a bit ropey but it's good value.

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