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Are you looking for a bright graphical display to use with you Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black project? Consider using one of the SSD1306-based OLED displays, with the SSD1306 Python library!

Although they're small (only an inch or so in size), these displays produce a beautiful and crisp 128x32 or 128x64 pixel image. Connecting the display to a Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black is easy too thanks to the display's 3.3 volt support, and I2C or SPI interface.

This guide will walk you through how to connect the display to a Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black, and how to install and use the SSD1306 Python library. Before you get started it will help to read the guide on their usage so you know how the displays are assembled and configured. Make sure your Raspberry Pi is running the latest Raspbian or Occidentalis operating system, or your BeagleBone Black is running the official Debian or a Debian-based operating system like Ubuntu.

This guide was first published on Jun 25, 2014. It was last updated on Jun 25, 2014.

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