IntroductionΒΆ

Interfacing OLED matrix displays with the SSD1306, SSD1322, SSD1325, SSD1331, SSD1351 or SH1106 driver in Python 2 or 3 using I2C/SPI on the Raspberry Pi and other linux-based single-board computers: the library 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

The SSD1306 display pictured below is 128 x 64 pixels, and the board is tiny, and will fit neatly inside the RPi case.

mounted ssd1322

See also

Further technical information for the specific devices can be found in the datasheets below:

Benchmarks for tested devices can be found in the wiki.

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 luma.examples git repository:

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