The 16x128 dot matrix display uses only readily available parts and can be driven in text as well as in graphic mode. In graphic mode, the display can show animations (up to 24 frames per sec), pictures (up to 16x128) and information in any language.
One problem faced by many around the world involved in hobby electronics is availability of components. Handling pcb design and fabrication followed by populating components only adds to the difficulty. By the time a hobbyist thinks about firmware, it is almost appearing insurmountable. This project aspired to address these issues.