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2.8 TFT LCD with Cap Touch Breakout Board w/MicroSD Socket

SKU: ADA2090

$85.50 AUD, inc GST
$77.73 AUD, exc GST

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2.8 TFT LCD with Cap Touch Breakout Board w/MicroSD Socket
85.5 AUD

SKU: ADA2090

$85.50 AUD, inc GST
$77.73 AUD, exc GST
In stock, with a short lead time. 21 units dispatch in 4 to 7 days (in addition to the shipping method you choose). Our timing and stock is accurate. Delivery to you by Mon, 28th of Aug with Express Post within Australia.

Add some jazz & pizazz to your project with a color capactive touchscreen LCD. This TFT display is big (2.8" diagonal) bright (4 white-LED backlight) and colorful! 240x320 pixels with individual RGB pixel control, this has way more resolution than a black and white 128x64 display. As a bonus, this display has a capacitive single-touch touchscreen attached to it already, so you can detect finger presses anywhere on the screen. (We also have a resistive touchscreen version of this display breakout)

This display has a controller built into it with RAM buffering, so that almost no work is done by the microcontroller. The display can be used in two modes: 8-bit and SPI. For 8-bit mode, you'll need 8 digital data lines and 4 or 5 digital control lines to read and write to the display (12 lines total). SPI mode requires only 5 pins total (SPI data in, data out, clock, select, and d/c) but is slower than 8-bit mode. In addition, 2 I2C pins are required for the touch screen controller.

Adafruit wrapped up this display into an easy-to-use breakout board, with SPI connections on one end and 8-bit on the other. Both are 3-5V compliant with high-speed level shifters so you can use with any microcontroller. If you're going with SPI mode, you can also take advantage of the onboard MicroSD card socket to display images. (The microSD card not included, but any will work)

Of course, Adafruit wouldn't just leave you with a datasheet and a "good luck!". For 8-bit interface fans Adafruit have written a full open source graphics library that can draw pixels, lines, rectangles, circles, text, and more. For SPI users, Adafruit have a library as well, its separate from the 8-bit library since both versions are heavily optimized. We also have an interfacing library for the capacitive touch screen

Follow Adafruit's step by step guide for wiring, code and drawing. You'll be running in 15 minutes

If you are using an Arduino-shaped microcontroller, check out Adafruit's TFT shield version of this same display


Technical Details

Specifications:

  • Board: 51mm x 81mm x 2mm / 2" x 3.2" x 0.08"
  • Screen: 50mm x 69mm x 4mm / 2" x 2.7" x 0.2"
  • Mounting Holes: 54mm x 74mm / 2.1" x 2.9"
  • Weight: 44g

 Datasheets, Fritzing objects, EagleCAD files available in the tutorial

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