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Tontec 3.5 Inches Touch Screen for Raspberry Pi Display Monitor 480x320 LCD Touchscreen Kit with Transparent Case for Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and Raspberry Pi B+
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- Screen size: With 3.5 Inch Resistive touch screen, for Raspberry Pi 2B or B+
- Resolution: 480 * 320, 65K colors, 16-bit SIP 16.8-pin 2.54mm
- Transmits data via SPI (clock maximum speed: 128 MHz)
- No additional charging: A Very good access to the GPIO ports.
- With a transparent Case(acrylic material). The Case is neatly cut by laser, all the pieces fit together perfectly.
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Tontec 3.5 inch touch screen module MZ61581 is designed especially for Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi B+. It transmits data though GPIO, SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) on the P1 interface. The CPLD on the display module controls display content according to the data transmitted from the SPI interface.
Raspberry Pi unit NOT included!
Drivers work with raspbian only!
Easy to set up and use
Physical Resolution: 480x320 pixels, 16bit, 65K color
3.5 inch resistive touch screen
LCD Display transmits data through SPI (clock maximum speed: 128 Mhz)
Touch panel transmits data through SPI (clock maximum speed: 16 Mhz)
No external power supply needed
Built-in EEPROM storage unit
Open source Linux driver
Tontec display module is built with a high speed CPLD chip (EPM3032), a SPI interfaced 4-wire resistive touch screen control chip (XPT2046), and an I2C interfaced EEPROM memory storage unit (AT24C02).
1*Tontec 3.5 inch Touch Screen
1*Tontec case for Raspberry pi 2 and Pi B+
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But first, know what you're getting into as this is an advanced kit. This is not a replacement for the bcm display that goes out to the hdmi and av. Instead, this is a GPIO project, if you don't know what that means, then this product might be out of your depth unfortunately.
The very nature of the rpi is exploration, and this kit appeals to this nature. It is a blast to play with and experiment on, and it might grind into you a few things you didn't know about the hardware on the rpi.
Here's some setup info and caveats.
Download the boilerplate code listed on the product page. At the time of writing this review, the same code was not located on the download section direct from the tontec website (that stumped me at first)
FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS IN THE USER MANUAL
and set raspbian to auto-boot into x-windows. this isn't mentioned anywhere, but it's important that you do this because the device that x draws to is in turn going to draw to the GPIO.
also go to the advanced options and turn on SPI and I2C
Go to where you unzipped the code you downloaded from the store page and run
and for the final step copy and make executable the lcd file just built and make it start on reboot:
sudo cp lcd /etc/init.d
sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/lcd
sudo update-rc.d lcd defaults
So. a few notes. this is writing the x display to the GPIO. so the things that bypass x and draw directly to the bcm will not work. like omxplayer for example. or the GLES examples and such..
The case is a little loose fitting so I am Googling to see a good way of making it more robust. Otherwise, I am pleased with the Tontec product - it is just the Amazon packaging, description and price which was disappointing.
Tontec® 3.5 Inches Touch Screen for Raspberry Pi Display Monitor 480x320 LCD Touchscreen Kit with Transparent Case for Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi B+
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The instructions that come with the Tontec and if you tried to follow them were not complete and the Touch screen would not work, hence I have added in the missing config and hope that you too have your touch screen working within 30 minutes.
Tontec 3.5” Screen Driver Install Instructions - Model: MZ61581
Bellow you will find instructions for installing the appropriate drivers for the Tontec 3.5 inch screen on your Raspberry Pi (including Pi 2). This guide was written for Raspbian wheezy, specifically 2015-02-16-raspbian-wheezy.img, though the guide should work on later versions as well.
1. Initial Config of New Raspberry Pi Install
After booting your Raspberry Pi for the first time on Raspbian-Wheezy, we will need to perform the normal tasks of setting up our Raspberry Pi. E.g expand filesystem,
Then we need “update” and “upgrade”
2. Update Firmware
We now need to update our firmware to the newest version to support Tontec screen
3. Enable SPI and set overlay for Tontec MZ61581 Screen
And add these lines to the bottom
3a. Make sure that Auto boot to X Windows is enabled by going into sudo raspi-config
3b. Also while in raspi-cong make sure you turn on SPI and I2C, as the Touchscreen will not work without this enabled
3c. edit /boot/config.txt and change #frame buffer_width =1280 to 480 and remove the # from the beginning of the line
3d. edit /boot/config.Read more ›
purchased it to trial a movie playhback for flights.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not a bad product, although could be better.
Very fiddly to build, the parts are so tiny. Read more
The screen itself is fantastic once you get it up and running; no fault there.
The box however is utter junk, or at least the one I received was. Read more
Nice display, fits well and easy to control and setup given the instructions. Only downside is that the drivers render to FrameBuffer 1, where OpenGL can only render to FrameBuffer... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
Touchscreen is great, but case isn't very durable. Use care when handling as a short drop will break the case.Published 16 months ago by Firechild
Box is nice, can be used without the screen too, having a sliding door.
The screen is acceptable for displaying things. Read more
Much easier to set up than anticipated. The only slight issue was where the cable from the screen was supposed to go - but luckily the picture of the product on Amazon answers that... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Andrew Katz
Not as good case as I ordered the first time so returned the whole packagePublished 17 months ago by ColNightraker