A small library to drive an OLED device with either SSD1306, SSD1325, SSD1331 or SH1106 chipset
Python library interfacing OLED matrix displays with the SSD1306, SSD1325, SSD1331 or SH1106 driver using I2C/SPI on the Raspberry Pi and other linux-based single-board computers - it provides a Pillow-compatible drawing canvas, and other functionality to support:
- scrolling/panning capability,
- terminal-style printing,
- state management,
- color/greyscale (where supported),
- dithering to monochrome
A list of tested devices can be found in the wiki.
The SSD1306 display pictured below is 128 x 64 pixels, and the board is tiny, and will fit neatly inside the RPi case.
As well as display drivers for various physical OLED devices, there are emulators that run in real-time (with pygame) and others that can take screenshots, or assemble animated GIFs, as per the examples below (source code for these is available in the examples directory:
Full documentation with installation instructions and examples can be found on https://ssd1306.readthedocs.io.
The MIT License (MIT)
Copyright (c) 2016 Richard Hull & Contributors
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Pull requests (code changes / documentation / typos / feature requests / setup) are gladly accepted. If you are intending to introduce some large-scale changes, please get in touch first to make sure we’re on the same page: try to include a docstring for any new method or class, and keep method bodies small, readable and PEP8-compliant. Add tests and strive to keep the code coverage levels high.
The source code is available to clone at: https://github.com/rm-hull/ssd1306.git
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