NEW GUIDE: Adafruit 1.47″ Round Rectangle TFT Display #AdafruitLearningSystem @Adafruit @CircuitPython @MakerMelissa

A new guide in the Adafruit Learning System: Adafruit 1.47″ Round Rectangle TFT Display.

Don’t be such a square – throw a curveball into your electronics with a curved-edge miniature display. Here’s a new “round rect” TFT display – it’s 1.47″ diagonal and has high-density 250 ppi, 172×320 full-color pixels with IPS any-angle viewing. We’ve seen displays of this caliber used in smartwatches and small electronic devices, but they’ve always been MIPI interface. Finally, we found one that is SPI and has a friendly display driver, so it works with any and all microcontrollers or microcomputers!

This lovely little display breakout is the best way to add a small, colorful, and very bright display to any project. Since the display uses 4-wire SPI to communicate and has its own pixel-addressable frame buffer, it can be used with every kind of microcontroller. Even a very small one with low memory and few pins available! The 1.47″ display has 172×320 16-bit full color pixels and is an IPS display, so the color looks great up to 80 degrees off-axis in any direction. The TFT driver (ST7789) is very similar to the popular ST7735, and our Arduino library supports it well.

See the new guide now…


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