- Adafruit's Description of PiTFT Plus 320x240 2.8 TFT + Capacitive Touchscreen Mini Kit [Pi 2 and Model A+ / B+]
Is this not the cutest little display for the Raspberry Pi? It features a 2.8" display with 320x240 16-bit color pixels and a capacitive touch overlay. That's right, instead of a resistive touchscreen, which requires a fingernail or stylus, you can now use a fingerpad. The screen looks much nicer, with a black bezel and glass overlay. If you don't need a capacitive touchscreen, check out the resistive touch version.
This updated design fits perfectly onto the Pi Zero, Pi 3, Pi 2 or Model A+, B+! (Any Pi with a 2x20 connector) Not for use with an old Pi 1 with 2x13 connector If you'd like to use a 2.8" display with the original Pi A or Pi B, check out the Model B version. This version also has all 40 pins GPIO pins brought out so you can connect a 40-pin GPIO cable underneath. Now that it's the same outline as a Pi 3/2/B+ it fits theyll on top of a Pi in Adafruit's Raspberry Pi Enclosure base and can use Adafruit's faceplate for a compact touchscreen Pi
The display and touchscreen uses the hardware I2C Pins (SDA & SCL), SPI pins (SCK, MOSI, MISO, CE0) as theyll as GPIO #25 and #24. All other GPIO are unused and you can still share the I2C pins with sensors, LED drivers, etc. Since they had a tiny bit of space, there's 4 slim tactile switches wired to four GPIOs, that you can use if you want to make a basic user interface. For example, you can use one as a power on/off button.
Use it for console access or easily pop up X11 onto the PiTFT for a mini monitor, although its rather small at 320x240. Instead, they recommend using PyGame or other SDL-drawing programs to write onto the frame buffer.
Raspberry Pi computer and enclosure not included! As of July 22nd, 2015 this display comes fully assembled with tactile switches too
- Screen Dimensions: 50mm x 69mm x 4mm / 2" x 2.7" x 0.16"
- PCB Dimensions: 56mm x 85mm x 11mm / 2.2" x 3.3" x 0.4"
- Weight: 47g
Please note at this time the Pi Kernel they have does not come with support for built-in Pi 3 Bluetooth. There is no ETA when they will have this fixed.
- Check out our detailed tutorial on how to play videos, display images, and otherwise customize your PiTFT.
- Datasheets, EagleCAD PCB files, Fritzing object and more in the tutorial!
- The latest kernel fork that adds all the TFT, touchscreen, and other addons is here on github
- Datasheet for the 'raw' 2.8" TFT display
- FT6206 Datasheet
- App note
- EagleCAD PCB files on GitHub
- Monitor PiCam and temperature on a PiTFT via adafruit.io
- Processing on the Raspberry Pi & PiTFT
- Kali Linux on the Raspberry Pi with the PiTFT
- RasPipe: A Raspberry Pi Pipeline Viewer, Part 2
- Running OpenGL-based Games & Emulators on Adafruit PiTFT Displays
- Adafruit 2.8" PiTFT - Capacitive Touch
- DIY WiFi Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Camera