Nokia 5110 graphics tutorial




Okay, here’s the deal. There are some tutorials on youtube showing how to get graphics to show on the nokia 5110 and that’s great. If you just want a simple way to do that, go and watch them instead but there are a few problems I see,

1. There are none for mac. I am using a mac and everyone in the videos are using a windows.

Nokia 5110 graphics tutorial




2. Sometimes I just wanna go to the computer and search up how to make some graphics. When searching “Nokia 5110 graphics” on google, I found nothing but some libraries and some text.

In this tutorial I will show you how to connect the display, use the code and use some web-based and downloaded tools to create some awesome graphics YOU can customize however you want. Now, enough of me speaking, let’s just begin.

First let’s connect the Nokia 5110 display. Remember that the LCD runs on 3.3V and although some people have connected it to 5V, it has worked but gave some weird effects, so I suggest connecting to the 3.3V output of the arduino. Next, the LIGHT pin on the LCD. It is the one pin which is controlling whether backlight is on or off. It will be on if the pin is connected through ground and off if it’s connected through VCC. The display uses 3 mA when not backlit which is awesome. What I am trying to say is, if you are going to build something that is gonna stay on, do not use the backlight if not necessary. Here are my connections:

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