TinyShield OLED TinyScreen

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TinyScreen is a beautiful colour OLED display for your TinyDuino system. Create video games, a video player, or your own smartwatch using this Tiny OLED screen!

The screen is 0.96" diagonal with a resolution of 96x64 RGB pixels, each with 16-bit colour. Since this is an OLED, there is no backlight needed and the screen is very bright with excellent colours. Four buttons are located along the side of the screen to allow for user input - like for playing games or creating menus for your projects (like is done on the TinyScreen Smartwatch project). The screen has a built-in IO expander over I2C for control signals and button control, which eliminates using extra pins on the TinyDuino for this.

The screen uses an SSD1331 driver for the OLED display, and we have a highly optimized and easy to use library for this which supports both the OLED screen and the buttons on the board, even allowing for 20FPS+ video playback from a microSD with the TinyDuino. It's also very easy to create your own projects to display text and graphics or create your own tiny games.

Standard I2C Address: 0x20, Alternate I2C Address: 0x21


To see what other TinyShields this will work with or conflict with, check out the TinyShield Compatibility Matrix

TinyScreen Specs

  • 96x64 OLED display, 16-bit colour depth
  • 0.96" (24.4mm) viewable area
  • Total Size: 1.02" x 0.98" (25.8mm x 25.0mm)
  • SSD1331 display controller
  • Software controllable backlight (OLED brightness)
  • Power down mode
  • Four push buttons along the sides (connected to IO pins)

TinyDuino Power Requirements

  • Voltage: 3.0V - 5.5V
  • Current: 20 - 45mA (depending on brightness), due to the current requirements, this board cannot be run using the TinyDuino coin cell option

Pins Used

SPI and I2C Interface used:

  • A5/SCL - I2C Serial Clock line
  • A4/SDA - I2C Serial Data line
  • 11 - SCLK: This signal is the serial SPI clock out of the TinyDuino and into the TinyScreen.
  • 13 - MOSI: This signal is the serial SPI data out of the TinyDuino and into the TinyScreen.
  • Note: SPI Chip select and button inputs are handled by the on-board I2C GPIO expander.


  • Dimensions: 25.8mm x 25mm (1.01 inches x .984 inches)
  • Max Height (screen surface to the bottom of TinyShield connector): 4.40mm (0.173inches)
  • Weight: 3.2 grams (.113 ounces)


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