The Nokia 3310 was an immensely popular phone, and now we reap the benefits…
We get a 84x48 monochrome graphic LCD for almost nothing (around 100 Rs). It is easily available at Lamington Road or at any friendly mobile repair shop.
I used the 8051 iBoard available at triindia.co.in to control it:
The pinout of the Nokia 3310 Display is as follows:
Nokia 3310 LCD Pinouts:
- VCC — Power Supply (5V)
- SCK — Serial Clock
- SDI — Serial Data In
- DC — Data/Command
- CE — Chip Enable
- GND — Ground
- Vout — Contrast
- RES — Reset Pin
Now, the pins at the back of the LCD are quite close, so carefully solder 7 wires to the back of the display, leaving out Vout. After this we will connect the display on to the board:
I used the following:
- P1_1 — SCK
- P1_2 — D/C
- P1_3 — RST
- P1_4 — DATA
- P1_5 — CE
Nokia 3310 Display Code — http://github.com/paramaggarwal/greyscreen
Thats it, we are done. Now burn the code on to the board.
This project was done during my internship at robo.in a division of TRI Technosolutions now Thinklabs. It is a start-up that takes robotics workshops for school and engineering kids.
Below is the screen showing an image “TRI”.
Similarly using a software called FastLCD, I managed the following:
Originally published at paramaggarwal.com.