I connected up my AdaFruit PiTFT board (http://www.adafruit.com/products/1601) this weekend and spent a few minutes putting it through its paces and decided to do a short video for those who were thinking about getting one.
As you can see this isn’t going to replace a HDMI monitor (especially considering the space available when running X), but is more useful for targeted applications e.g. Displaying status, providing a specific set on controls (e.g. buttons to turn lights on and off, take readings from sensors etc.), displaying the last picture taken from the RPi Camera.
Note: The flickering of the screen isn’t noticeable in normal usage.
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