Flexible Grayscale OLED Hookup Guide
We've been hearing about and seeing flexible screens at CES for years now, but now you can finally get one in your hands and bend a screen! You can’t fold it like paper but this flexible grayscale OLED from Wisechip can be bent to a 40mm radius without damage. The display is less than 0.5mm thick, less than 0.5 grams, and can display some impressive graphics with great contrast.
The OLED display is 1.81" long with 160x32 4-bit grayscale pixels. The interface is 3-wire SPI and each pixel requires 4 bits. This means you will need a processor capable of storing a local array of 80*32 = 2,560 bytes in order to truly flex (pun intended) the power of the grayscale display. Basic 8-bit Arduinos can communicate with the display and do things like text but graphics will be tricky.
To get started, you'll need a microcontroller to control everything in your project.
You will need a soldering iron, solder, and general soldering accessories.
If you aren't familiar with the following concepts, we recommend checking out these tutorials before continuing.