Interfacing Arduino with Nokia 5110 LCD and DHT11 sensor

This Arduino tutorial shows how to connect it with Nokia 5110 (Nokia 3310) LCD and DHT11 digital temperature and humidity sensor. The Nokia 5110 LCD has maximum resolution of 84 x 48 pixel.
Temperature and humidity values are displayed on the Nokia 5110 LCD screen.

To see how to interface Arduino with Nokia 5110 LCD, visit the following post:
Interfacing Arduino with Nokia 5110 LCD

And for interfacing Arduino with DHT11 sensor, see the post below:
Arduino interfacing with DHT11 sensor and LCD

Arduino with Nokia 5110 LCD and DHT11 sensor

Hardware Required:

  • Arduino board
  • Nokia 5110 (3310) LCD module
  • DHT11 (RHT01) sensor
  • 5 x 3.3k ohm resistor
  • 5 x 2.2k ohm resistor
  • 4.7k ohm resistor
  • Breadboard
  • Jumper wires

Interfacing Arduino with Nokia 5110 LCD and DHT11 sensor circuit:
Project circuit diagram is shown below.

Arduino Nokia 5110 LCD DHT11 sensor circuit

The Nokia 5110 which is shown in the circuit diagram has 8 pins (from left to right): RST (reset), CE (chip enable), DC (or D/C: data/command), Din (data in), Clk (clock), VCC (3.3V), BL (back light) and Gnd (ground).

The Nokia 5110 LCD works with 3.3V only (power supply and control lines). The LCD module is supplied with 3.3V which comes from the Arduino board (VCC pin of the LCD is connected to Arduino 3V3 pin), BL pin is also connected to 3.3V.

All Arduino UNO board output pins are 5V, connecting a 5V pin to the Nokia 5110 LCD may damage its controller circuit.
To connect the Arduino to the LCD module, I used voltage divider for each line which means there are 5 voltage dividers. Each voltage divider consists of 2.2k and 3.3k resistors, this drops the 5V into 3V which is sufficient.

The DHT11 sensor has 4 pins (from left to right):
VCC: connected to Arduino 5V pin
Data pin: connected to Arduino analog pin 0 (A0)
Not connected pin
GND: connected to Arduino GND pin.

Interfacing Arduino with Nokia 5110 LCD and DHT11 sensor code:
The following Arduino code requires 3 libraries from Adafruit Industries:
The first library is a driver for the Nokia 5110 LCD (PCD8544 controller) which can be installed from Arduino IDE library manager (Sketch —> Include Library —> Manage Libraries …, in the search box write “nokia” and install the one from Adafruit).

The second library is Adafruit graphics library which can be installed also from Arduino IDE library manager.

The third library is for the DHT11 sensor, also it can be installed from the library manager.

The previous 3 libraries can also be installed manually, download links are below:
Adafruit Nokia 5110 LCD library   —->  direct link
Adafruit graphics library             —->  direct link
Adafruit DHT library                  —->   direct link

After the download, go to Arduino IDE —> Sketch —> Include Library —> Add .ZIP Library … and browse for the .zip file (previously downloaded).
The same thing for all library files.

So, the code uses 4 libraries, they are included as shown below:

Rest of code is described through comments!

Full Arduino code:

The following video shows Proteus simulation of the project (note that simulation circuit is not the same as real hardware circuit, hardware circuit diagram is shown above):

Proteus simulation file download link is below, use version 8.6 or later to open it:
Arduino with Nokia 5110 LCD and DHT11 sensor Proteus simulation

4 thoughts on “Interfacing Arduino with Nokia 5110 LCD and DHT11 sensor”

  1. Arduino: 1.8.9 (Linux), Board: “Arduino/Genuino Uno”

    In file included from /home/swede/Arduino/libraries/DHT_sensor_library/DHT_U.cpp:15:0:
    /home/swede/Arduino/libraries/DHT_sensor_library/DHT_U.h:36:29: fatal error: Adafruit_Sensor.h: No such file or directory
    compilation terminated.
    exit status 1
    Error compiling for board Arduino/Genuino Uno.

    This report would have more information with
    “Show verbose output during compilation”
    option enabled in File -> Preferences.

    So it won’t compile, any ideas ?

    1. Make sure that you’ve properly installed all the required libraries: Adafruit PCD8544 driver, Graphics library and DHT library!

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