ESP32 Built-in OLED Board (Wemos Lolin32): Pinout, Libraries and OLED Control

The Wemos Lolin32 OLED is an ESP32 development board with built-in OLED display. In this guide, we’ll take a quick look at the board, its pinout, and how to control the OLED display with Arduino IDE or MicroPython.

Wemos LoLin32 ESP32 SSD1306 OLED: Pinout, Libraries and OLED Control (Arduino IDE and MicroPython)

Wemos Lolin32 ESP32 OLED Overview

The WeMos Lolin32 OLED is a development board with ESP32 and built-in 0.96 inch 128×64 I2C OLED display.

WeMos Lolin32 ESP32 built-in OLED Display SSD1306

As a regular ESP32 board, it features a BOOT and a EN (RST) button. Some models have the buttons at the back, some have both at the front, and others have one at the front and other at the back. However, all boards should work in a similar way.

WeMos Lolin32 ESP32 built-in OLED Display SSD1306 BOOT button and RESET Enable button

Where to buy?

You can go to the WeMos Lolin32 ESP32 OLED page on Maker Advisor to find the best price at different stores.

Lolin32 OLED Pinout

The Lolin32 OLED board doesn’t have as much accessible GPIOs as a regular ESP32. However, it can be really handy in projects that require an OLED display, without the need for extra circuitry.

The following figure shows the Lolin32 ESP32 OLED board pinout.

Pinout GPIOs pins WeMos Lolin32 ESP32 built-in OLED Display SSD1306
Picture adapted from (view source)

The OLED display communicates with the ESP32 using I2C communication protocol. It uses the following pins for SDA/SCL:

SDAGPIO 5
SCLGPIO 4

Recommended reading: ESP32 Pinout Reference Guide

Control the OLED with Arduino IDE

To control the board using Arduino IDE, you need the ESP32 add-on installed. You can follow the next guide:

OLED libraries for Arduino IDE

There are several libraries available to control the OLED display with the ESP32. In this tutorial we’ll use two Adafruit libraries: Adafruit_SSD1306 library and Adafruit_GFX library.

Follow the next steps to install those libraries.

1. Open your Arduino IDE and go to Sketch Include Library > Manage Libraries. The Library Manager should open.

2. Type “SSD1306” in the search box and install the SSD1306 library from Adafruit.

Installing the Adafruit SSD1306 library for OLED display Arduino IDE

3. After installing the SSD1306 library from Adafruit, type “GFX” in the search box and install the library.

Installing GFX Library for ESP32 Arduino IDE

4. After installing the libraries, restart your Arduino IDE.

Control the OLED

The Adafruit libraries use GPIO 22 and GPIO 21 as default I2C pins, but you can change the pins just by adding two lines of code.

In the setup(), you need to start an I2C communication using GPIO 5 and GPIO 4. So, you need to add the following line:

Wire.begin(5, 4);

After that, initialize the display with the following parameters:

if(!display.begin(SSD1306_SWITCHCAPVCC, 0x3C, false, false)) { 

The parameters set as false ensure that the library doesn’t use the default I2C pins and use the pins defined in the code (GPIO 5 and GPIO 4).

If you add these two lines of code, you can use any examples that use these libraries to control this OLED display.

To test your OLED display, you can copy the following code to your Arduino IDE.

/*********
  Rui Santos
  Complete project details at https://randomnerdtutorials.com  
*********/

#include <Wire.h>
#include <Adafruit_GFX.h>
#include <Adafruit_SSD1306.h>

#define SCREEN_WIDTH 128
#define SCREEN_HEIGHT 64

Adafruit_SSD1306 display(SCREEN_WIDTH, SCREEN_HEIGHT, &Wire, -1);

static const uint8_t image_data_Saraarray[1024] = {
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfe, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x1f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf8, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x0f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf8, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x07, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf0, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x07, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xe0, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xc0, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x01, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x80, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x01, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x80, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x7f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfe, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x3f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfc, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x3f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfc, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x1f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfc, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x1f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfc, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x0a, 0x00, 0x1f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfc, 0x00, 0x00, 0x14, 0x9e, 0x00, 0x1f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfc, 0x00, 0x00, 0x36, 0x3f, 0x00, 0x1f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfc, 0x00, 0x00, 0x6d, 0xff, 0x00, 0x1f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfc, 0x00, 0x00, 0xfb, 0xff, 0x80, 0x1f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfc, 0x00, 0x03, 0xd7, 0xff, 0x80, 0x0f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf8, 0x00, 0x07, 0xef, 0xff, 0x80, 0x07, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf8, 0x00, 0x0f, 0xdf, 0xff, 0x90, 0x07, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf8, 0x00, 0x0f, 0xbf, 0xff, 0xd0, 0x07, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf0, 0x00, 0x1d, 0x7f, 0xff, 0xd0, 0x07, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf0, 0x01, 0x1b, 0xff, 0xff, 0xc0, 0x07, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf0, 0x02, 0xa7, 0xff, 0xff, 0xc0, 0x07, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xe0, 0x00, 0x03, 0xff, 0xc0, 0x00, 0x07, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xe0, 0x00, 0x00, 0xff, 0x80, 0x00, 0x0b, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xc0, 0x03, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf0, 0x0f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x80, 0x07, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf0, 0x0f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x00, 0x0f, 0x07, 0xff, 0xf8, 0xf8, 0x03, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x00, 0x0e, 0x01, 0xff, 0xc0, 0x38, 0x07, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x00, 0x1c, 0x46, 0xff, 0xb1, 0x18, 0x07, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfe, 0x00, 0x3f, 0x97, 0xff, 0xc0, 0x7a, 0x07, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfe, 0x00, 0x3f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfe, 0x03, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfe, 0x00, 0x3f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfe, 0x03, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfe, 0x01, 0x3f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfe, 0x01, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfe, 0x01, 0xbf, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfe, 0x81, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfc, 0x00, 0xbf, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfc, 0x81, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfc, 0x00, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfe, 0xff, 0xfd, 0x83, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf8, 0x00, 0xbf, 0xff, 0xfe, 0xff, 0xfd, 0x01, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf8, 0x00, 0x7f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x01, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf0, 0x00, 0x7f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfb, 0x03, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xe0, 0x00, 0x3f, 0xff, 0xdc, 0xff, 0xfa, 0x03, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xd8, 0x00, 0x1f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf8, 0x03, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xd0, 0x00, 0x1f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf8, 0x01, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x90, 0x00, 0x1f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf8, 0x02, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xb0, 0x00, 0x0f, 0xf5, 0xff, 0xd7, 0xf8, 0x01, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xb0, 0x00, 0x0f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf8, 0x00, 0x5f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xa0, 0x00, 0x0f, 0xfb, 0xff, 0xff, 0xf0, 0x00, 0x3f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x80, 0x00, 0x0f, 0xfd, 0xff, 0xdf, 0xf0, 0x00, 0x3f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x80, 0x00, 0x07, 0xff, 0xff, 0xbf, 0xf0, 0x00, 0x0f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x80, 0x00, 0x07, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xe0, 0x00, 0x87, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x80, 0x00, 0x03, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xc0, 0x00, 0x43, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x60, 0x00, 0x01, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xc0, 0x00, 0x73, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfe, 0xe0, 0x00, 0x00, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x80, 0x00, 0x7b, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfd, 0xe0, 0x00, 0x00, 0x7f, 0xff, 0xfe, 0x00, 0x00, 0x33, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfd, 0xe0, 0x00, 0x00, 0x3f, 0xff, 0xf8, 0x00, 0x00, 0x27, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xe0, 0x00, 0x00, 0x0f, 0xff, 0xf0, 0x00, 0x00, 0x0f, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x60, 0x00, 0x00, 0x67, 0xff, 0xe0, 0x00, 0x00, 0x1b, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfd, 0x40, 0x00, 0x00, 0xf3, 0xff, 0xc4, 0x00, 0x00, 0x0b, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfe, 0x80, 0x00, 0x00, 0xfc, 0xff, 0x8c, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xfe, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x7f, 0x3c, 0x3c, 0x00, 0x00, 0x07, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x3f, 0xc0, 0x7c, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 
    0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x1f, 0xff, 0xfc, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff
};
 
void setup() {
  Serial.begin(115200);
  
  // Start I2C Communication SDA = 5 and SCL = 4 on Wemos Lolin32 ESP32 with built-in SSD1306 OLED
  Wire.begin(5, 4);

  if(!display.begin(SSD1306_SWITCHCAPVCC, 0x3C, false, false)) {
    Serial.println(F("SSD1306 allocation failed"));
    for(;;);
  }
  delay(2000); // Pause for 2 seconds
 
  // Clear the buffer.
  display.clearDisplay();
  
  // Draw bitmap on the screen
  display.drawBitmap(0, 0, image_data_Saraarray, 128, 64, 1);
  display.display();
}
 
void loop() {
  
}

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For a more in-depth guide on how to use the OLED display, you can follow the next tutorial:

All the examples provided in the tutorial are compatible with this display as long as you add the lines of code we’ve referred previously to set the proper I2C pins.

Uploading the Code

To upload the code to the Lolin32 OLED board, plug it into your computer. In your Arduino IDE, go to Tools > Port and select the COM port it is connected to.

Then, go to Tools > Board and select WEMOS LOLIN32.

Upload Code WeMos Lolin32 ESP32 OLED in Arduino IDE

Demonstration

After uploading the code, you should get a face displayed on your display.

Wemos Lolin32 ESP32 OLED Control with Arduino IDE

Control the OLED with MicroPython

In this section, we’ll show you how to control the OLED with MicroPython. If you’re not familiar with MicroPython, you can get started with our guide:

OLED library for MicroPython

To control the OLED display with MicroPython, we use the ssd1306 library by Adafruit. The code for the library we’re using can be found here, save it to your ESP with the name ssd1306.py:

#MicroPython SSD1306 OLED driver, I2C and SPI interfaces created by Adafruit

import time
import framebuf

# register definitions
SET_CONTRAST        = const(0x81)
SET_ENTIRE_ON       = const(0xa4)
SET_NORM_INV        = const(0xa6)
SET_DISP            = const(0xae)
SET_MEM_ADDR        = const(0x20)
SET_COL_ADDR        = const(0x21)
SET_PAGE_ADDR       = const(0x22)
SET_DISP_START_LINE = const(0x40)
SET_SEG_REMAP       = const(0xa0)
SET_MUX_RATIO       = const(0xa8)
SET_COM_OUT_DIR     = const(0xc0)
SET_DISP_OFFSET     = const(0xd3)
SET_COM_PIN_CFG     = const(0xda)
SET_DISP_CLK_DIV    = const(0xd5)
SET_PRECHARGE       = const(0xd9)
SET_VCOM_DESEL      = const(0xdb)
SET_CHARGE_PUMP     = const(0x8d)


class SSD1306:
    def __init__(self, width, height, external_vcc):
        self.width = width
        self.height = height
        self.external_vcc = external_vcc
        self.pages = self.height // 8
        # Note the subclass must initialize self.framebuf to a framebuffer.
        # This is necessary because the underlying data buffer is different
        # between I2C and SPI implementations (I2C needs an extra byte).
        self.poweron()
        self.init_display()

    def init_display(self):
        for cmd in (
            SET_DISP | 0x00, # off
            # address setting
            SET_MEM_ADDR, 0x00, # horizontal
            # resolution and layout
            SET_DISP_START_LINE | 0x00,
            SET_SEG_REMAP | 0x01, # column addr 127 mapped to SEG0
            SET_MUX_RATIO, self.height - 1,
            SET_COM_OUT_DIR | 0x08, # scan from COM[N] to COM0
            SET_DISP_OFFSET, 0x00,
            SET_COM_PIN_CFG, 0x02 if self.height == 32 else 0x12,
            # timing and driving scheme
            SET_DISP_CLK_DIV, 0x80,
            SET_PRECHARGE, 0x22 if self.external_vcc else 0xf1,
            SET_VCOM_DESEL, 0x30, # 0.83*Vcc
            # display
            SET_CONTRAST, 0xff, # maximum
            SET_ENTIRE_ON, # output follows RAM contents
            SET_NORM_INV, # not inverted
            # charge pump
            SET_CHARGE_PUMP, 0x10 if self.external_vcc else 0x14,
            SET_DISP | 0x01): # on
            self.write_cmd(cmd)
        self.fill(0)
        self.show()

    def poweroff(self):
        self.write_cmd(SET_DISP | 0x00)

    def contrast(self, contrast):
        self.write_cmd(SET_CONTRAST)
        self.write_cmd(contrast)

    def invert(self, invert):
        self.write_cmd(SET_NORM_INV | (invert & 1))

    def show(self):
        x0 = 0
        x1 = self.width - 1
        if self.width == 64:
            # displays with width of 64 pixels are shifted by 32
            x0 += 32
            x1 += 32
        self.write_cmd(SET_COL_ADDR)
        self.write_cmd(x0)
        self.write_cmd(x1)
        self.write_cmd(SET_PAGE_ADDR)
        self.write_cmd(0)
        self.write_cmd(self.pages - 1)
        self.write_framebuf()

    def fill(self, col):
        self.framebuf.fill(col)

    def pixel(self, x, y, col):
        self.framebuf.pixel(x, y, col)

    def scroll(self, dx, dy):
        self.framebuf.scroll(dx, dy)

    def text(self, string, x, y, col=1):
        self.framebuf.text(string, x, y, col)


class SSD1306_I2C(SSD1306):
    def __init__(self, width, height, i2c, addr=0x3c, external_vcc=False):
        self.i2c = i2c
        self.addr = addr
        self.temp = bytearray(2)
        # Add an extra byte to the data buffer to hold an I2C data/command byte
        # to use hardware-compatible I2C transactions.  A memoryview of the
        # buffer is used to mask this byte from the framebuffer operations
        # (without a major memory hit as memoryview doesn't copy to a separate
        # buffer).
        self.buffer = bytearray(((height // 8) * width) + 1)
        self.buffer[0] = 0x40  # Set first byte of data buffer to Co=0, D/C=1
        self.framebuf = framebuf.FrameBuffer1(memoryview(self.buffer)[1:], width, height)
        super().__init__(width, height, external_vcc)

    def write_cmd(self, cmd):
        self.temp[0] = 0x80 # Co=1, D/C#=0
        self.temp[1] = cmd
        self.i2c.writeto(self.addr, self.temp)

    def write_framebuf(self):
        # Blast out the frame buffer using a single I2C transaction to support
        # hardware I2C interfaces.
        self.i2c.writeto(self.addr, self.buffer)

    def poweron(self):
        pass


class SSD1306_SPI(SSD1306):
    def __init__(self, width, height, spi, dc, res, cs, external_vcc=False):
        self.rate = 10 * 1024 * 1024
        dc.init(dc.OUT, value=0)
        res.init(res.OUT, value=0)
        cs.init(cs.OUT, value=1)
        self.spi = spi
        self.dc = dc
        self.res = res
        self.cs = cs
        self.buffer = bytearray((height // 8) * width)
        self.framebuf = framebuf.FrameBuffer1(self.buffer, width, height)
        super().__init__(width, height, external_vcc)

    def write_cmd(self, cmd):
        self.spi.init(baudrate=self.rate, polarity=0, phase=0)
        self.cs.high()
        self.dc.low()
        self.cs.low()
        self.spi.write(bytearray([cmd]))
        self.cs.high()

    def write_framebuf(self):
        self.spi.init(baudrate=self.rate, polarity=0, phase=0)
        self.cs.high()
        self.dc.high()
        self.cs.low()
        self.spi.write(self.buffer)
        self.cs.high()

    def poweron(self):
        self.res.high()
        time.sleep_ms(1)
        self.res.low()
        time.sleep_ms(10)
        self.res.high()

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Upload the library to your board. If you don’t know how to upload the library, you can follow our in-depth OLED tutorial with MicroPython.

MicroPython Script – Control OLED

After uploading the library to the ESP32, copy the following code to the boot.py file. It simply prints the ‘Hello, World!‘ message three times in the display.

# Complete project details at https://RandomNerdTutorials.com

from machine import Pin, I2C
import ssd1306
from time import sleep

# Start I2C Communication SCL = 4 and SDA = 5 on Wemos Lolin32 ESP32 with built-in SSD1306 OLED
i2c = I2C(-1, scl=Pin(4), sda=Pin(5))

oled_width = 128
oled_height = 64
oled = ssd1306.SSD1306_I2C(oled_width, oled_height, i2c)

oled.text('Hello, World 1!', 0, 0)
oled.text('Hello, World 2!', 0, 10)
oled.text('Hello, World 3!', 0, 20)
        
oled.show()

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In our examples with MicroPython, we usually use the default ESP32 I2C pins (GPIO 21 and GPIO 22). However, the Wemos Lolin32 OLED board uses GPIO 4 and GPIO 5. So, we need to set up that in the script.

To define your OLED display I2C pins, pass the SCL and SDA pins as follows:

i2c = I2C(-1, scl=Pin(4), sda=Pin(5))

For an explanation on how to write text and display shapes on the OLED display with MicroPython, refer to the next tutorial:

All the examples are compatible with this board as long as you set the right I2C pins in your scripts.

Demonstration

After restarting the board and running the uploaded script, you should get something similar in your display:

Wemos Lolin32 ESP32 OLED Control with MicroPython

Wrapping Up

We hope you’ve found this guide with the Wemos Lolin32 OLED board useful. Controlling the ESP32 built-in OLED display is the same as controlling a standalone 0.96 inch I2C OLED – you just need to assign the right I2C pins in your code.

Learn how to write text, set different fonts, draw shapes and display bitmaps images with the OLED display:

Thanks for reading.


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