Power to the board can be provided via the edge connector or from the micro:bit. The board requires a 3V supply and has no voltage protection on the board. The board features an LED to indicate when the board has power. With every display, pixel turned on the board has a maximum power draw of 40mA.
The 128x64 display uses the SSD1306 driver on an I2C interface. At the center of the board are the breakout pads for the I2C lines, along with two ground pads and a 3V power pad. These pads are on a 2.54mm pitch, which means they will fit either wire or a pin header for jumper cables (not provided). This can be used by those who wish to add more I2C devices and functionality. It is possible to change the default I2C address of the board (see the Selecting Display section of this Datasheet for more details).
- Add a monochrome 128x64 OLED display to the micro:bit.
- The micro:bit slots into the onboard edge connector.
- The board features a micro:bit style I/O connector allowing it to be slotted into other micro:bit accessories.
- It can be coded with MakeCode blocks and with Python.
- Custom MakeCode blocks are available.
- GitHub repo for custom Python functions.
- It can be powered via the edge connector or by the micro:bit.
- Requires a 3V supply.
- The board features a power indicator LED.
- It is possible to change the default I2C address of the board.
- No tools, fixings, or soldering are required.
- Length: 58mm.
- Width: 52mm.
- Height: 11.8mm.
- PCB Thickness: 1.6mm
- 1 x :VIEW Graphics 128 OLED Display for BBC micro:bit
Note: Micro:bit is not included!