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PiTFT Mini Kit - 320x240 2.8" TFT+Touchscreen for Raspberry Pi

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  • 2.8" display with 320x240 16-bit colour pixels
  • Resistive touch screen overlay
  • High speed SPI interface
  • Some basic soldering is required
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Technical Details
BrandAdafruit
Item Weight82 g
Product Dimensions11.8 x 8.6 x 3.4 cm
Item model number#1601
  
Additional Information
ASINB00H9B1DTA
Best Sellers Rank 1,200 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight82 g
Date First Available1 Jan 2012
  
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Product Description

Is this not the cutest little display for the Raspberry Pi? It features a 2.8" display with 320x240 16-bit colour 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! It 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. This version comes as a mini-kit, with a 2x13 extra-tall female header (to connect the plate to the Pi) and a 2x13 male header that can be used to connect an IDC cable or cobbler from the side. The photos above also show the optional installed slim tactile buttons, but the tactile buttons are not included

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Waga on 12 Jun 2014
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Really very very good when paired with my raspberry pi.

The only thing you will need with this is soldering skills, so I rate this as intermediate.

You only need to solder about 20 pins or so, and only need to do more if you want more functionality (i.e. use the GPIO etc).

Not very good for X, better for terminal and if you follow the instructions on adafruit ([...]) , you'll be up and running in no time.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gummy Bear on 19 Jun 2014
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You'll need to follow the online tut on the adafruit store. But it is very easy to follow, their leaning system is a fantastic resource. I had it up and running within an hour.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joshua on 18 Aug 2014
The product is great in itself, but a lack of supported accessories and mounts make it difficult to say it's perfect. The screen sits on a PCB, which is supported only by the GPIO pins, so using the tactile buttons becomes difficult, and bends the PCB. If you're smart, however, you'll do what I did and grab some nylon nuts and bolts to prop the screen up. This problem isn't resolved by the Pibow PiTFT case.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Simon R. Howroyd on 7 July 2014
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It is as described however most of the windows in X are larger than the screen, so you cannot click the standard "OK" and "Cancel" buttons in pop-up windows, etc etc.
It is great for the terminal, and would be ideal if you were programming your own front end GUI software with the screen size in mind, but for X it is pretty unusable (which is what is shown in the picture!).
It goes together easilly, had to add some extra double sided tape to hold the screen down.
Tried to install the drivers but it killed my kernel. Used their pre-compiled OS image and that worked fine first time, so I would recommend doing that.
Had no luck doing a screen "mirror" between this screen and the HDMI monitor, which apparently can be done, but the commands didn't work in my case.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 2 Nov 2014
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Nice and bright, and the Adafruit site has lots of information about installing and using it. (The kit itself comes with no documentation.) It would be nice, though, if it came with stand-off that stopped it flexing when you press on the screen - especially at the top right corner. These days the kit comes pre-assembled, which reduces the risk of it being damaged by poor soldering.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Harrison on 12 Sep 2014
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Nice little touch screen, GUI a bit large for the screen. only works with wheezy based OS.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By doug on 2 Oct 2014
I'm sure it's a nice little unit, sadly the supplier I used seems to have passed me someone else's reject.

My touchscreen doesn't work, which can is due to the connector from the screen having broken a bit at the edge (just as it leaves the screen).

the kit arrived pre-assembled (which was a disappointment to me, I didn't want the connectors attached) and as a result the screen has come away from the aluminium frame which was designed to hold it in place (the screen flopping around is probably what caused the touchscreen connector to break).

I'm sure this is a nice unit, the display works well anyway and I'll find a use for this (non)touchscreen version but I do feel let down by the supplier.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M Dale on 27 Aug 2014
Top notch. Delivered quick. Just integrated it with Raspbmc to acheive a standalone media/music centre.
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