Inexpensive microcontrollers, such as the different flavors of Arduino, have obviously had a huge impact on the maker/hacker/tinkerer world. One thing these embedded projects generally lack, however, is a built-in display. LEDs usually suffice for expressing information in experimental projects, but if you want a numerical or even text-based output, a screen is much more versatile.
To this end “Microwavemont” came up with the ULTRA ZERO Color board, an Arduino Zero experimentation platform with a small OLED display built-in. As seen in the video below, you can use it to display text, a clock, or whatever else you desire. The display is left loose, attached only by its cable, so if you need to modify its position, you can simply attach it where it’s convenient.
If this idea intrigues you, there are several other prototyping board/small display combinations available on Microwavemont’s store. The ULTRA board (seen below), with a display about the size of the plastic part of a mini USB plug, looks especially intriguing for displaying short bits of information.