By the end of this tutorial you will be able to make your OLED display do a number of things. You will understand how to print text to it and then use that to show the internal IP address of your Pi. You will also be able to turn your OLED into a scrolling clock that alternates between the date and the time. Finally you will be able to take any image and, through some clever Python code, show it on your display.
This guide accompanies my YouTube tutorial here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeBfpJnN9SE
Another benefit of using an OLED display is that they are very low power. This is because the pixels only consume electricity when they are on - so the more black you are showing on your display the less electricity it will be using. Because of this low power usage we will not even need an external power supply - we can simply plug it in to our Pi's 3.3v pin.
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