New in the Maker Shed: Nokia 5110/3310 Monochrome LCD + Extras

New in the Maker Shed: Nokia 5110/3310 Monochrome LCD + Extras

Back before cell phones had full color displays they used highly readable monochrome displays like this one, now available in the Maker Shed. These small (1.5″ diagonal) displays were originally used in old Nokia 5110/3310 cell phones. They feature a white backlight and 84×48 individual pixels so you can use them for graphics, text or bitmaps. The displays are easy to use, inexpensive, and are fairly power efficient. A level shifter is included so you can easily hook it up to an Arduino.


  • Board size is 1.94″x1.66″x0.25″
  • 84×48 pixels
  • Low power
  • Displays graphics, text or bitmaps
  • 3.3v


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