🎁📬❄️📦 Holiday Shipping Deadlines are approaching! International customers and domestic ground - get your orders in 12/9/2020 📦❄️📬🎁
0

Issue 22 HackSpace magazine: Graphical output for (almost) any board #Displays #Microcontrollers #CircuitPython #Arduino @HackSpaceMag @ben_everard

The new HackSpace Magazine Issue 22 highlights being able to connect ubiquitous SPI digital displays to microcontrollers using CircuitPython or Arduino to program the interface.

Sometimes you need a little bit of graphics or text output for your projects and, for this, TFTs are a great solution – they’re cheap, available in a range of sizes, and well supported by maker hardware.

The main thing you need to know when looking to get one is the driver chip it uses. There are a few that are easy to use; in this tutorial, we’ll look at ones driven by the ILI9341 chip. The driver should come on the TFT board, so we don’t need to worry about wiring the two together. Instead, we just need to connect the module to our microcontroller.

Author Ben Everard shows an example hooking a display to an Adafruit Grand Central M4 Express microcontroller and programming the interface in both CircuitPython and Arduino.

You can read the full tutorial in Issue 22 of HackSpace Magazine (PDF pages 76 to 77).

Also, see more tutorials on displays on the Adafruit Learning System here.

[featured products pid=”4064″]


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 26,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/

CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers – CircuitPython.org


Maker Business — To make it through a tough business cycle, layoffs should be a last resort

Wearables — Cracks matter

Electronics — Have any spare fuses?

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: ESP32-S2 low power, GUIs and more! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython @micropython @ThePSF

Adafruit IoT Monthly — The Ultimate Bird Feeder, Adafruit IO UI Refresh, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — Making a Smart LEGO Ferris Wheel!

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — COMING SOON – Adafruit Feather M4 CAN Express with ATSAME51

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.