Questions tagged [pitft]

PiTFT is a family of TFT displays for the Pi including touchscreens.

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How to fix duplicate console when using TFT monitor?

Using a 2423 PiTFT monitor from Adafruit. Trying to set up my Pi so that it displays a console without auto-login at boot while allowing me to run chromium-browser using xinit. I followed the guide ...
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Why does Start X oversizes content for PiTFT display?

I have a raspberryPi zero running Raspbian-lite and Im using the solution that is given to this question to create a kiosk type application, that startsX on boot and uses the open box window manager ...
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PiTFT: Serial only works with HDMI plugged in

I am using a PiTFT 2.8" on an original Raspberry Pi B. I just reinstalled Raspbian and setup the PiTFT using the Adafruit easy install script to launch to console. I have a python script that ...
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Saving image/GIF using a GPIO button

I'm running tv.giphy.com on my RPi, which shows random (or not) GIFs in full screen mode. I run the website in Cromium's kiosk mode. I have a PiTFT with 4 incorporated buttons and I would like to use ...
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How do I find which pins my TFT display is using?

I have a TFT Touch Screen Display from Tontec that I'm using for a project. According to the product description the display only uses 8 pins. However, the connector cable takes up 26 pins worth of ...
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Pygame initalisation for TFT on /dev/fb1 only succeeds as root

I connected a 320x240 TFT to my Raspberry Pi A+ running Raspbian stretch via SPI and set it up as fbtft_device. It shows up in /dev/fb1 and I can write images to it via pygame. I initialize it like ...
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3.5" TFT Calibration Problem

I am struggling to understand what is going on with my (knock-off) Waveshare 3.5" TFT calibration. For my application, I need to have the display and the touch screen rotated 180 degrees. Flipping ...
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Problem connecting AdaFruit PiTFT to RPi 3 using DuPont cables

I have a RPi 3 and the AdaFruit PiTFT 3.5”. I’m trying to connect the screen to the Pi using Pimoroni male to female jumper jerky cables (DuPont cables) because I want it to be further away from the ...
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Is there a limit on Raspberry PI's display size?

I have been using Raspberry PI 2 and 3 for the last year and a half with no problem. However, over time I have noticed that different sizes of display connected to the PI effected how my software ran. ...
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How to get 3.5PiTFT and 2.8PiTFT to work on Raspbian Jessie 8?

Whenever I download Raspbian Jessie 8 and install it, it automatically works with 7inch display and a full up monitor through ribbon cable and HDMI cable respectively. However, when I plug in the 3....
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3,5" LCD display not work in raspberry pi

I have bought a 3,5" display from ebay, and I installed it onto my raspberry pi 3. I installed the LCDshow drivers, but when it restarts the display is white. I tried to start the gui, but it gives: ...
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waveshare 35b on raspberry 3 : speed and colors

I'm trying to configure waveshare 35b touchscreen on raspberry 3. I have 2 problems : slow refresh rate inverted colors (black is white) Here is my config, (I do not need touchscreen, so it is not ...
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Sharing SPI Adafruit PiTFT and RFID RC522

I have a Pi Zero 1.2 connected to an Adafruit 2.8" PiFTF screen and a RFID-RC522 board. I also have a thermal printer connected to TX/RX, but I don't think this plays a part in my question. The TFT ...
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Qt Application crashing on Raspberry Pi 3 with Adafruit 2.8" PiTfT touchscreen

I have a adafruit PiTfT 2.8" 320x240 capacitive touch display running on a raspberry pi. I cross compiled my executable under linux, where I also cross-compiled qt. If I run the enclosed example ...
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ADC for the raspberry pi zero w

Does anyone know of an ADC that I can use for a joystick to connect to the raspberry pi zero w? I have the adafruit pitft plus 2.8 resistive touch screen installed and it uses all the SPI pins I think....
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Pi zero w and pitft plus 2.8 in and justboom amp zero phat [duplicate]

I need help determining if these two devices are compatible on the raspberry pi zero w at the same time. I just got the adafruit pitft plus 2.8 https://www.adafruit.com/product/2298 Site says pins ...
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Pi zero hat compatibility

I need help determining if these two devices are compatible on the raspberry pi zero w. I just got the adafruit pitft plus 2.8 https://www.adafruit.com/product/2298 Site says pins used are SCK ...
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PiTFT 3,5" Inverted X & Y

So for the last 3 weeks I have been trying to get this touchscreen(3,5" Resistive) to work properly, but I cannot, for the life of me, figure it out! I have made a very simple SDL 1.2 program that ...
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Run gpio script from startup to listen for button press and then execute command and bash script

I have this python script that is intended to run from startup and listen for a buttonpress. If there is a buttonpress (held for 2s) the gpio script should run two bash scripts. The python script runs ...
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Buying a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ [closed]

I am working on a (time-sensitive) project using an RPi3 Model B, but I require as much computational power (for computer vision application). I heard that the new RPi3 Model B+ is out and has a ...
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Running pygame without X results in stuck black screen

I'm trying to run a Pygame app without using X. I have a Raspberry Pi 3 with raspbian Jessie installed with very few modifications. The script I'm trying to run is the following: #!/home/pi/.env/bin/...
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What have you done to make generic TFT touchscreen display work?

I made the mistake of buying a cheap 3.5in 480x320 TFT display from a Chinese retailer. its unbranded, customer service is awful, no software was sent with it. I was sent a file in Chinese that was ...
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How to hook LCD to breadboard using T cobbler?

I'm not sure what I am doing wrong here: Now I am a newb and I have watched 5-7 intro videos about the cobbler and breadboard, but they are always doing LEDs. I was under the impression that this ...
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Why are my fps so low with pi zero w vs pi 3?

So I have a few cheap 3.5 tfts that you can find online for around $15. I use the instructions here to get it working for retropie: https://www.hackster.io/manuelfelipe_ramos/how-to-install-kuman-tft-...
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Has anyone tried connecting a adafruit hat board and an LCD Screen?

We use the Raspberry Pi 3 boards for an elementary school robotics program. We saw these cool Kuman 3.5" touch screens that said they were HDMI (which I assumed meant they connected directly into the ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero usb port not working and no network access

I have a Raspberry Pi Zero V1.3. I recently tried making a portable device running Retropie. I attached a TFT-screen using the ports on GPIO. After a while I was trying to install modules for the ...
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My Adafruit PITFT stops working after sudo apt-get update

My PiTFT was working fine, with the custom image flashed on the SD Card. But for downloading programs, they say to run sudo apt-get upgrade and sudo apt-get update. I do this, then reboot, now I get a ...
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Pigrrl 2 case and cooling fan

I know how to set up a fan on a Pi 3. But can I attach this fan to the GPIO under the Pi by soldering it and will it affect the PiTFT that is actually attached to the Pi GPIO on top? And could the ...
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Pigrrl 2 using pi 3, pitft 2.8 shutdown button

I have an unused button on the pitft screen that I want to use as a shutdown button. I tried the steps on adafruit but it just won't work. I've figured out hotkeys but not how to trigger a safe ...
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Is it possible to disable the boot messages and terminal on the PiTFT while using fbcp

I am using a Raspberry Pi 3, and I set it up with the Adafruit 3.2 resistive TFT screen. I am using the fbcp setup so that frambuffer0 is being copied onto the screen. I would like a custom image on ...
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Change PiTFT 2.8" screen resolution

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian Jessie with a PiTFT 2.8" resistive screen. Everything is working great, except that the resolution is not optimal; icons and text are too big for the screen to ...
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PiTFT Touchscreen calibration is ignored by Pi Zero W

I'm using an Adafruit 2.4" Resistive PiTFT on my shiny new Raspberry Pi Zero W and I've finally managed to get the display configured but the touchscreen is proving a problem... (Please note that ...
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Best way to use 2.8" TFT as monitor panel for headless Pi? [closed]

I have the 2.8" tft installed on my Pi3. All working sucessfully. I want to use it as a simple control panel for my headless Pi - which has wifi AP working and as well as Tor etc. I want to see ...
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ili9488 Display Color Problem

I have bought 2 tft lcd from this link: https://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/8378816373.html?orderId=79915084513225&productId=32610719676 and after implementing the codes in here : RPi 2 and 3.95 ...
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Is it possible to reduce the needed pins of a PiTFT touchscreen?

I have a PiTFT touchscreen and which I have it onto Raspberry Pi 3, I want some other peripherals attached as well but the screen occupies all the raspberry pins. Is it possible to reduce the pins ...
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RPi3 with SainSmart 5" TFT touchscreen doesn't work

I bought a SainSmart 5" TFT with resistive touch to attach to my Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. The display works fine, though I had to set an HDMI_CVT parameter in /boot/config.txt in order to expand the ...
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Android operating system with touchscreen?

So, I bought a "LCD Display, Kuman 3.5 Inch 480x320 TFT Touch Screen Monitor for Raspberry Pi" from Amazon. Now, I thought it was plug and go, but it's not. No biggy, I decided to figure out how to ...
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Raspberry Pi won't boot up after installing Adafruit's Jessie PiTFT image

I am trying to have my Raspberry Pi 3 work with an Adafruit TFT. I installed their Jessie based image (http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-pitft-3-dot-5-touch-screen-for-raspberry-pi/easy-install), ...
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What is Lite-Based pitft OS? [duplicate]

I need to download an operating system for my raspberry pi that works with pitft and I found two different version on PI's website - full version and Lite-based. So, what is Lite-based OS as supposed ...
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setting up RPI TFT, GPIO and touchscreen questions

I'm thinking of buying a Raspberry Pi TFT such as this one. I would look into an official adafruit one, but I don't fancy paying £35 for a 2.8" screen... a few questions though.. Is it compatible ...
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Sainsmart 1.8 inch tft not working

I am having the same problem as this TFT Kernel module not loading on startup Can anyone please help me out? Thank you
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Several devices on SPI bus

Now I'm developing project and I want to choose Raspberry like the control module. I want to control the frequency synthesizer by SPI, but also I need SPI for TFT Touch Display. So what can I do to ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 with SIM808, 7inch display module issues in communication (UART)

First my appologies about the title. Thats the best I could come up with. The problem is like this I integrated a SIM 808 module with Raspberry Pi3 and implemented a simple GPS get command to ...
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Can I use this screen with the Raspberry Pi Model 3 B

I found this screen on eBay. It says it (comes without the Driver Board(explain?)). Could anyone tell me if I can use this screen with a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, if so how? It also says, "Can be ...
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Raspberry Pi 2.8" TFT Add-on just displays white

I am running a Raspberry Pi 3 with the latest version on Raspian Jessie PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)" NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="8" VERSION="8 (jessie)" I have just ...
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Play Video on PiTFT instead of through the HDMI

I bought the PiTFT Adafruit display for the Pi. (Adafruit 2.8" TFT display (PID 2423) for Raspberry Pi). My Pi is the Raspberry Pi 2B. I downloaded the recommended Adafruit, (Jessie) image to the ...
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2.8" Resistive PiTFT plus not working with Raspberry Pi 3 and Retropie

I'm using all the same parts in Adafruit's Pigrrl 2 build except its a Pi3 instead of a Pi2. I got The TFT screen to work when I turn on the raspberry pi. It starts in command prompt and it's running ...
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Brightness control or toggle of backlight on ads7846 TFT touchscreen?

I have a 3.5" ads7846 based touchscreen for my Pi from Waveshare. Is it possible to toggle the backlight and/or change the brightness?
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Safe to solder directly onto Pi GPIO pins?

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 ...
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PiTft problems see below for more info

I had a working PiTft - by working I mean that it would boot up - but then I updated (big mistake). I had to re-burn the distro to an SD-card. I switched between Wheezy and Jessie, but now it won't ...