Transparent displays


I am interested in a transparent display for use in an Arduino project. An example of what I am looking for is shown in the following pictures:

You will see that the eyes and mouth appear to change. This effect appears to be using a transparent, monochrome LCD. I’d be happy to achieve something similar to this. Does Core Electronics have a product that would suit this project?



The type of display typically used in toys to give effect are purely optical, with no electronics involved. They consist of a background image fronted by a grill similar to a Venetian blind. As you move, the grill gives a different perspective of the background, and the image appears to change. I don’t know if these things are readily available for hobbyists.

You could use a bare epaper or oled display to give a similar effect, when coupled with an appropriate controller.