Did I buy the right OLED?

They are diffrent leg counts and types. Limitations and such between microcontrollers.

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If you want the actual screen the Arduboy uses, you can get it here:

Or similar from Ebay:

If you want a larger one of the same resolution, there are others from the same company:

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  • If you only want to use hex files with your Arduboy clone, you’ll need a SSD1306 OLED display and you’ll be missing out on some sound (because of the missing 2nd speaker pin on Pro Micro)

  • If you’re willing to recompile / upload the games. You can choose for an alternative SH1106 OLED display. You can also get full sound sound support (by assigning unused pin as 2nd speaker pin)

Finding an 1.3" SH1106 OLED display on a breakout board is much easier.

Many 1.3" SSD1306 OLED displays like @Pharap sugested come without being soldered to a breakout board. Meaning you have to get an adapter board and solder the display module to it.


I can confirm the ones I linked to would indeed require soldering.
If you don’t trust your soldering ability, don’t go for one that needs soldering.

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If a screen has all the same specs except it displays blue will it work?

Is this right?

Was just hoping I finally found the right one?

It doesn’t specifically state anywhere that it’s SSD1306 based but being a 0.96" display it probably is. From the pictures, it appears that it’s wired for an SPI interface, which is what you want.

So, it looks like it would work but note that its size is 0.96", which is quite a bit smaller than the 1.3" display used for an actual Arduboy.

So if I were to hook it up I wouldn’t have to modify the library?

Not if it’s SSD1306 based (which, like I said, it probably is).

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So if it were green not white but was sdd1306 would it work?

Yes. The colour of the LEDs doesn’t matter (but I’ve never seen a green one, only white or blue, plus ones with the top rows yellow and the rest blue).

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Does it have to have a 7 pins?

No. It just needs to be SPI interface not I2C.


Would this work

Would this work to

Yes for the first image if you ordered SPI. Likewise for the second if SPI.


Pakronics appear to have these in stock here in Australia.

EDIT: They are the larger 1.3" screen like those on the Arduboy.

Are you sure 100 or 99% they would work?