The kit includes two displays, one in red and one in white, along with 10 standoffs and screws for mounting and two Qwiic cables for quick and easy setup. It's designed to be compatible with a wide range of Qwiic enabled microcontroller boards, giving you the flexibility to choose the one that best suits your project needs.
Using the SparkFun Alphanumeric Display Arduino library, printing strings on the display becomes a simple task. This library allows you to light up segments, including the decimal point or colon, and even scroll your string across the display by sending I2C commands to the VK16K33 LED driver chip. The VK16K33 also supports I2C address configuration, allowing you to communicate with up to four displays on the same bus.
The SparkFun Qwiic Connect System is a comprehensive ecosystem of I2C sensors, actuators, shields and cables designed to make prototyping faster and less prone to errors. The 1mm pitch, 4-pin JST connector used in all Qwiic-enabled boards reduces required PCB space and ensures correct connections with its polarized design.
The SparkFun Qwiic Alphanumeric Starter Kit includes a white Qwiic Alphanumeric Display, a red Qwiic Alphanumeric Display, 100mm and 50mm Qwiic cables, Nylon Standoffs (4-40; 9.525mm; 10 pack), and Phillips Head Screws (6.35mm, 4-40, 10 pack).
Key features of this kit include an operating voltage of 3.3V, an integrated RC oscillator, a maximum display segment of 128 patterns, a 13×3 matrix key scan circuit, a 16-step dimming circuit, I2C Addresses: 0x70 (0x71, 0x72, 0x73), 2x Qwiic connectors, and 2x Wall Mounting Points.
Along with the product, you will also receive access to a range of documents including a schematic, Eagle Files, board dimensions, a hookup guide, a datasheet (VK16K33), the Qwiic Info Page, the Arduino Library, and the GitHub Hardware Repo.
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