I have a 240x320 2.8" touchscreen, with "driver IC: ILI9341". It seems to use a SPI interface. How to connect it to the Pi (which pins to which pins of the GPIO?) and how to use it, e.g. from Python to display some text?

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Photo of the screen itself:

  • As a minimum you need to find the model number of the display driver chip and add that information to your question. Don't expect others to follow links to find relevant information.
    – joan
    Oct 5, 2016 at 9:58
  • I added the reference @joan : Driver IC: ILI9341.
    – Basj
    Oct 5, 2016 at 11:05

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I have a similar display for one of my projects. As for the jumper wires, i connected them like this:

  • Voltage at the Common Collector (vcc) -> pin 1;
  • Ground (gnd) -> pin 6;
  • Chip Select (cs) -> pin 24;
  • Reset -> pin 16;
  • Data Command (DC/RS) -> pin 15;
  • Serial Digital Interface (SDI/MOSI) -> pin 19;
  • Clock (SCK) -> pin 23;
  • Light Emitting (LED) -> pin 17;

I also used this library to draw and display: https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_Python_ILI9341

Hope this helps

  • Thanks a lot @ilyabogackiy. I will test that this evening. As I can see this Python code only offers display, but no "touch" (or am I wrong?). What do you use for touch ?
    – Basj
    Oct 5, 2016 at 15:39
  • You are right. But unfortunetaly, my project has no touch functionality, only drawing and display. But you can try this library: github.com/BLavery/lib_tft24T There will be need for additional wiring logic though, make sure you read github.com/BLavery/lib_tft24T/blob/master/README.md Oct 6, 2016 at 15:29

I know that this is an old post but I have the same LCD and used Brian Lavery's python driver as suggested in the comments above. I modified his code a bit to make it work "better". If anyone is interested with some step-by-step guide, you can read it at https://behindthesciences.com/electronics/connecting-ili9341-SPI-TouchScreen-lcd-to-a-raspberry-pi-in-python/

Happy programming! :)

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