Nokia 5110 LCD is a cheap and simple to use component that you can use in almost all your Arduino projects. There are lots of examples about it, but most of them are a bit complicated because it's used with other components. All I need is a simple 'Hello World' application to start with. Then I can build my complicated applications later. So let's start with Hello World.

What we need?

  1. Arduino Nano
  2. Nokia 5110 LCD
  3. u8glib library. Download: https://bintray.com/olikraus/u8glib/Arduino

After downloading the library, follow Sketch>Include Library>Add .zip Library menu to include the library. I've also written how to use page loop in u8glib to write more sophisticated applications:

http://cuneyt.aliustaoglu.biz/en/how-to-manage-picture-loop-using-u8glib/

But this article will focus on using Nokia 5110 rather than u8glib.

Nokia 5110
Nokia 5110ColourArduino Nano
RSTYellowD7
CEGreenD8
DCBlueD9
DinWhiteD10
ClkPurpleD11
VCCRed3V3
BLBrown3V3
GndBlackGND
Arduino Nano - Nokia 5110

And below is a Nokia 5110 LCD example with u8glib in its simplest form.

#include "U8glib.h"

U8GLIB_PCD8544 u8g(11, 10, 8, 9, 7); // Clk, Din, DC, CE, RST

void draw()
{
    u8g.setFont(u8g_font_unifont);
    u8g.drawStr(0, 20, "Merhaba ");
    u8g.drawStr(12, 36, "Dunya");
}

void setup()
{
    u8g.setColorIndex(1);
    u8g.setRot180(); // Ekran─▒ 180 derece ├ževir
}

void loop()
{
    u8g.firstPage();

    do
    {
        draw();
    }
    while(u8g.nextPage());

    delay(1000);
}

ArduinoNanoMerhabaDunya-2

Now we're ready to add some sensors and output their values into Nokia 5110 LCD.