Assembly and Wiring

The display and support circuitry come pre-assembled and fully tested on a handy breakout board. For use in a breadboard, you will want to install the included 0.1" header strip:

Installing the Header:

Position the header

Trim the header to length if necessary and place it long pins down in your breadboard.

Position the display

Place the Sharp Memory Display over the pins on the breadboard.

Solder!

Solder each pin to assure good electrical conductivity.

Remove the Protective Film

After soldering is complete. Gently peel the film from the display.
For the 144x168 Sharp Memory Display, you will need a microprocessor with more memory than the Uno such as the Arduino Mega, Metro M0 or Metro M4

Wiring to the Arduino:

This display can be driven with only 3 pins. Any pins can be used. The wiring we show here uses pins 10, 11 and 13 for compatibility with the library example code.

  • Microcontroller GND to LCD Gnd
  • Microcontroller 5V to LCD Vin
  • Microcontroller D13 to LCD Clk
  • Microcontroller D11 to LCD DI
  • Microcontroller D10 to LCD CS

The other wires are optional, and connect directly to the Memory Display for more advanced uses. Check the raw display datasheet (in the downloads area) for details.

This guide was first published on Jun 22, 2013. It was last updated on Jun 22, 2013. This page (Assembly and Wiring) was last updated on Jan 25, 2020.