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Pro OLED Shield Kit Tutorial

Product Description:

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This is an unassembled kit and requires basic soldering. This is designed for use with the Digispark development board, which is not included. This kit includes the SSD1306 controlled Monochrome 0.96“ 128×64 OLED.


Part Quantity Identification
Pro Combo PCB1
4.7K (4K7) Ohm 1/4W resistor 1% or 5%2 Yellow - Violet - Red
I2C OLED Module 1
1x40pin male 0.1” pitch header 21 pins worth

Resistor Values: For more information on how to identify the value of the resistors we recommend these sites: A nice simple resistor calculator: A comprehensive article on identification:

Soldering: If you are new to soldering we recommend the following tutorials: Soldering Basics ( and Soldering Crash Course from the folks at Sparkfun ( How to solder from the Curious Inventor:

Adafruit has this excellent guide that starts with the tools needed and then shows detailed pictures, including some of the common problems that beginners experience (

We assume for these assembly instructions that you know the basics of thru-hole soldering. If you don't check out the links above, these boards are very easy to solder - we promise!


NOTE: Before you start: If you have a multimeter check for shorts between the GND pin hole and the other pin holes - if you find any please send us an email at support at digistump dot com and we will replace the board.


Solder resistors one at a time. Solder the leads and clip off the excess. Repeat for both resistors.


Cut two lengths of male headers each 9 pins long and one 3 pins long. Insert into corresponding positions (on the bottom of the board) and solder each pin.

Tip: Inserting the headers into a breadboard and then placing the board on top can make this process easier.

Note: If you are using stackable headers, use them here instead of the standard male headers.


Insert the OLED module into the front of the board matching the pins labeled for the OLED module. Solder the pins on the back, optionally snip off the excess.




Check out the DigisparkOLED library included in the Digistump Arduino IDE 1.5.8C+

digispark/tutorials/oled.txt · Last modified: 2016/06/09 12:03 (external edit)