Is this not the cutest little display for the Raspberry Pi? It features a 3.2″ display with 320×240 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 display is functionally the same as our classic PiTFT 2.8″ and PiTFT Plus 2.8″ – same pins used, same resolution, same drivers, but is just a bit bigger. It also has a 26- pins GPIO pins brought out so you can connect a 26-pin Raspberry Pi GPIO cable underneath. It’s the same outline as a Pi 2/B+ it fits well on top of a Pi in our Raspberry Pi Enclosure base.
The display and touchscreen uses the hardware SPI pins (SCK, MOSI, MISO, CE0, CE1) as well as GPIO #25 and #24. All other GPIO are unused. Since we had a tiny bit of space, there’s 4 spots for optional 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 320×240. Instead, we recommend using PyGame or other SDL-drawing programs to write onto the frame buffer.
Raspberry Pi computer and enclosure not included! This display comes fully assembled, just plug it onto your Raspberry Pi and install our software to rock out. Check out our detailed tutorial on how to play videos, display images, and otherwise customize your PiTFT (the tutorial is identical to the 2.8″ PiTFT)
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