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March 20, 2015 AT 3:00 am

UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE PI 2 – Adafruit PiTFT 3.5″ Touch Screen for Raspberry Pi tutorial #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi #ILuvPi2

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UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE PI 2 – Adafruit PiTFT 3.5″ Touch Screen for Raspberry Pi tutorial

Is this not the cutest, little display for the Raspberry Pi? It features a 3.5″ display with 480×320 16-bit color pixels and a resistive touch overlay, but is only slightly larger than our popular original. 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!

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It’s designed to fit nicely onto the Pi Model A or B but also works perfectly fine with the Model B+ as long as you don’t mind the PCB overhangs the USB ports by 5mm.

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Uses the hardware SPI pins (SCK, MOSI, MISO, CE0, CE1) as well as GPIO #25 and #24. GPIO #18 can be used to PWM dim the backlight if you like. All other GPIO are unused. There’s a 2×13 header on the bottom, you can connect a standard Pi GPIO cable to it to use any of the other pins ask you like

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Best of all, it comes fully assembled and ready to plug into your Pi! You can use this as a display for running the X interface, or pygame. You can also have an HDMI display seperately connected.

See the full tutorial here!


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