Add some jazz & pizzazz to your project with a color touchscreen LCD. This TFT display is 2.4" diagonal with a bright (4 white-LED) backlight and it's 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 resistive touchscreen attached to it already, so you can detect finger presses anywhere on the screen.
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 or 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, 4 pins are required for the touch screen (2 digital, 2 analog) or you can purchase and use Adafruit's resistive touchscreen controller (not included) to use I2C or SPI.
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. For resistive touch, we also have a touch screen library that detects x, y and z (pressure) and example code to demonstrate all of it. Check out Adafruit's tutorial for wiring diagrams, schematics, and a walkthough on this display.
- Screen Dimensions: 43mm x 60mm x 4mm / 1.7" x 2.4" x 0.16"
- PCB Dimensions: 53mm x 60mm x 4mm / 2.1" x 2.4" x 0.16"
- Weight: 30.5g
- Datasheets, EagleCAD PCB files, and Fritzing object available in the product tutorial
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