NAME

RPi::OLED::SSD1306::128_64 - Interface to the SSD1306-esque 128x64 OLED displays

DESCRIPTION

Provides the ability to use the 128x64 SSD1306 type OLED displays.

This distribution requires wiringPi version 2.36+ to be installed.

METHODS

new([$i2c_addr])

Instantiates and returns a new RPi::OLED::SSD1306::128x64 object.

Note that this module is a singleton; if you've already instantiated a new OLED device object, it will be returned if new() is called again.

Parameters:

    $i2c_addr

Optional, Integer. The I2C address of your OLED screen. Defaults to 0x3C, which is extremely common.

clear

Wipes the display clean, and sets the cursor to the top-left position on the screen.

Returns 1 on success.

text_size($size)

By default, we use the smallest text size (1) when displaying characters to the OLED. You can increase or decrease the text size with this call.

Parameters:

    $size

Mandatory, Integer: A number to increase or decrease the font size to. Any number is valid, but be realistic... this screen is only 128x64 pixels.

Returns 1 on success.

display

Draws whatever you've put into the buffer to the screen. All calls that add to the buffer (eg: rect(), string(), pixel(), char() etc) require a call to this method after you've filled the buffer.

string($str, [$display])

Send a string to the display for printing.

Parameters:

    $str

Mandatory, String: The string you want put into the buffer for display.

    $display

Optional, Bool: All calls for displaying something to the screen require an additional call to display(). Send in a positive value (1) as the second parameter to this call and we'll call display automatically for you.

Returns 1 on success.

rect($x, $y, $w, $h, $colour)

Prepares a rectangle for display on the screen. To actually display the rectangle, a subsequent call to display() is required.

Parameters:

    $x

Mandatory, Integer: The X-axis (horizontal) position from the left of the screen to begin drawing the rectangle.

    $y

Mandatory, Integer: The Y-axis (vertical) position from the top of the screen to begin drawing the rectangle.

    $w

Mandatory, Integer: How many pixels wide to draw the rect.

    $h

Mandatory, Integer: How many pixels tall (from the top) to draw the rect.

    $colour

Optional, Bool: By default, we use 1 which is standard colour (white). Send in 0 and we'll use black, which will effectively wipe out whatever was on the display in the area of the rectangle.

Returns 1 on success.

char($x, $y, $char, $size, $colour)

Creates a buffer with a single ASCII char. As with other buffer calls, a call to display() is required once you're ready to display the buffer.

Parameters:

    $x

Mandatory, Integer: The X-axis (horizontal) position from the left of the screen to begin drawing the char.

    $y

Mandatory, Integer: The Y-axis (vertical) position from the top of the screen to begin drawing the char.

    $char

Mandatory, Integer: The integer representation of the ASCII char to draw. Valid values are 0-255.

    $size

Optional, Integer: The size of the char on the screen. Defaults to 2.

    $colour

Optional, Bool: By default, we use 1 which is standard colour (white). Send in 0 and we'll use black, which will effectively wipe out whatever was on the display in the area of the char.

Returns 1 on success.

pixel($x, $y, $colour)

Draw a single pixel to the screen.

Parameters:

    $x

Mandatory, Integer: The X-axis (horizontal) position from the left of the screen to place the pixel.

    $y

Mandatory, Integer: The Y-axis (vertical) position from the top of the screen to place the pixel.

    $colour

Optional, Bool: By default, we use 1 which is standard colour (white). Send in 0 and we'll use black, which will effectively wipe out whatever was on the display in the area of the pixel.

Returns 1 on success.

horizontal_line($x, $y, $w, $colour)

Draw a single pixel wide horizontal line.

Parameters:

    $x

Mandatory, Integer: The X-axis (horizontal) position from the left of the screen to begin drawing the horizontal line.

    $y

Mandatory, Integer: The Y-axis (vertical) position from the top of the screen to begin drawing the horizontal line.

    $w

Mandatory, Integer: How many pixels wide to draw the horizontal line.

    $colour

Optional, Bool: By default, we use 1 which is standard colour (white). Send in 0 and we'll use black, which will effectively wipe out whatever was on the display in the area of the rectangle.

Returns 1 on success.

vertical_line($x, $y, $h, $colour)

Draw a single-pixel wide vertical line.

Parameters:

    $x

Mandatory, Integer: The X-axis (horizontal) position from the left of the screen to begin drawing the vertical line.

    $y

Mandatory, Integer: The Y-axis (vertical) position from the top of the screen to begin drawing the vertical line.

    $w

Mandatory, Integer: How many pixels tall to draw the vertical line.

    $colour

Optional, Bool: By default, we use 1 which is standard colour (white). Send in 0 and we'll use black, which will effectively wipe out whatever was on the display in the area of the rectangle.

Returns 1 on success.

dim($bool)

The screen has two brightness levels, dim and full.

Parameters:

    $bool

Optional, Bool: Send in 1 to dim the display, and 0 to turn it to its maximum brightness. Defaults to 0 if not sent in.

Returns 1 on success.

invert_display($bool)

By default, the screen background is black, and anything you draw will be white. Inverting the screen will reverse those two colours.

Parameters:

    $bool

Optional, Bool: 1 will invert the screen (black on white background), and 0 will set it back to normal (white on black background). Defaults to 0 if not sent in.

Returns 1 on success.

AUTHOR

Steve Bertrand, <steveb at cpan.org>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2018 Steve Bertrand.

BSD License