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May 8, 2015 AT 10:00 am

Simple PiTFT TouchPi Menu System #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Great tutorial via garthvh on GitHub.

Simple touch menu for Raspberry Pi projects using the 3.5″ Adafruit PiTFT 480×320 touch screen.

Runs as a python script in the framebuffer without needing a desktop environment.

I have made a model b+ Touch Pi 3D printed case for my screen and raspberry pi, and with a battery and PowerBoost 500c charger it makes a great base for raspberry pi projects.

I wanted a way to do common tasks like going to the desktop, rebooting and shutting down without needing to use a keyboard. I also wanted the screen to display the current IP address to make it easier to ssh into the device.

Written using python and pygame the 3.5″ screen is broken out into 8 large touchable menu areas.

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PiTFT – Assembled 480×320 3.5″ TFT+Touchscreen for Raspberry Pi: 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 so is 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! Read more.


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