I just purchased an Adafruit 2.2" PiTFT screen with the intent of fitting it inside an official Raspberry Pi case. If fits pretty well just resting directly onto the GPIO pins (without the supplied 20x2 header). Before I commit, is it safe to solder the screen directly onto the GPIO pins? Visual aide

  • Why wouldn't it be? Does it actually work just sitting on the pins like that, BTW?
    – goldilocks
    Commented Apr 9, 2016 at 13:16
  • @goldilocks The screen gets power but doesn't seem to clear after I've set it up via SSH (Stays white). Commented Apr 9, 2016 at 13:29
  • 1
    In that case I'd only solder on the pins you actually need until you get it working on the off chance that, you know, you can't get it working....at least that makes getting it off again easier.
    – goldilocks
    Commented Apr 9, 2016 at 13:31
  • 2
    Only the near end of the connector in the picture is fully plugged in. You need to press harder on the other end.
    – PaulF8080
    Commented Apr 9, 2016 at 13:53
  • @PaulF8080 On closer inspection the HDMI port is too tall to have the screen lay completely flat. I may order a shorter GPIO header. Commented Apr 9, 2016 at 14:30

1 Answer 1


@GeneralBison it is safe. I always wanted a power on/reset switch and it was soldered in "RUN" no problems accured it was trully working

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.