ST7735 LCD controller

ST7735 LCD module

This is an extremely common LCD controller for 128x128 and 128x160 LCDs. These are available cheaply from various suppliers online.

Support is included in the ST7735 (About Modules) module, using the Graphics library.

Just wire up as follows:

LCD pin Example pin
VCC 3.3
GND GND
CS/CE D15
RST D2
A0/DC D21
SDA D19
SCL D18
LED D5

Note: In the example, software SPI is used - you can wire up to any data pins on Espruino that you want to as long as you update the pins in the code below.

Note: The display takes around 200ms to initialise after calling 'connect'. There's an optional callback that is called after this time (shown in the examples). Sending data to it before initialisation may cause it not to initialise correctly.

Paletted Mode

D5.set(); // Backlight On
var colorPalette = new Uint16Array([0, 0xF80F, 0x001F, 0xFFFF]);
var spi = new SPI();
spi.setup({mosi:D19 /* sda */, sck:D18 /* scl */});
var g = require("ST7735").connectPaletted({
  palette:colorPalette,
  spi:spi,
  dc:D21,
  cs:D15,
  rst:D2,
  // height : 160 // optional, default=128
}, function() {
  g.clear();
  g.setColor(3);
  g.drawString("Hello",0,0);
  g.setFontVector(20);
  g.setColor(1);
  g.drawString("Espruino",0,10);
  g.setColor(2);
  g.drawString("Espruino",0,40);
  g.flip(); //<--- Send to the display
});

As there isn't enough RAM to store full 16 bit pixels of the LCD display in Espruino's RAM, this module stores a paletted version of the data. For instance if you only need 4 colours, these can be stored as 2 bits per pixel rather than 16. The buffer then takes 128 * 128 / 4 = 4096 bytes which will fit into the available RAM.

This means that all drawing functions can be done much more quickly offscreen, and then the LCD can be updated in one go (removing flicker).

The palette can be either 1, 2, 4 or 8 bits - so the array should be either 2, 4, 16 or 256 elements. Then, when you use setColor, the number you supply corresponds to that array element in the palette array,

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