Tutorial on creating graphics for the Nokia 5110 LCD using an Arduino and the Adafruit library

Please put some money in the tip jar by clicking on the donate button to support me so I can continue creating contend like this. P.S. please donate more than $1 as PayPal takes minimum $0.30 per transaction

I use the Nokia 5110 display in many of my projects. It is inexpensive and reliable. I also use the  Adafruit library for this display as it is easy to use and feature rich. The only issue I had with this library was displaying icons and other graphics on it.

All the tutorials I could find dealt with how to concert a bitmap to a format this display could use were with a utility called LCD Assistant. And this does not work with the Adafruit library. This is for one single reason, it outputs in hex where the Adafruit library uses a binary format.

After searching for a while I found a utility called Bitmap encoder. Watch the tutorial I have created which will take you through the process of taking an image and converting it into a bitmap you can display on the Nokia 5110 lcd.