PiTFT Plus 320x240 2.8 TFT + Resistive Touchscreen [Pi 2 and Model A+ / B+]

$52.76

Part Number:  AF-2298
Brand:  Adafruit Australia

DescriptionIs this not the cutest little display for the Raspberry Pi? It features a 2.8" display with 320x240 16-bit color pixels and a resistive touch overlay. The plate uses the high speed SPI interface on the Pi and can use the mini display as a console, X window port, displaying images or video etc. Best of all it plugs right in on top! This updated design fits...
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Description

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 resistive touch overlay. The plate uses the high speed SPI interface on the Pi and can use the mini display as a console, X window port, displaying images or video etc. Best of all it plugs right in on top!

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 one 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 Zero/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 SPI pins (SCK, MOSI, MISO, CE0, CE1) as theyll as GPIO #25 and #24. All other GPIO are unused. 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. See below for the link to get the optional tact switches, they're not included.

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 27th, 2015 this display comes fully assembled and includes 4 tactile switches soldered on.  Check out Adafruit's detailed tutorial on how to play videos, display images, and otherwise customize your PiTFT.

 

 

Technical Details

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.

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