PiTFT Plug’n Play image, testers needed! #piday @Raspberry_Pi

March 22, 2014 adafruit

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From the forums – PiTFT Plug’n Play image, testers needed, notro writes-

I have made a plug’n play image for the PiTFT display. All set up and ready to go.
It has the drivers built into the kernel proper (kernel.img) which enables the display early in the boot process.

Wiki: https://github.com/notro/fbtft-spindle/wiki/FBTFT-image
Download: http://tronnes.org/downloads/2014-01-07 … -pitft.zip

Please give feedback if you try it out. Good or bad.

If the touchpanel stops working, even just once, please report back.
See: PiTFT: Does Linux 3.10 break touch?

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NEW PRODUCT – PiTFT Mini Kit – 320×240 2.8 TFT+Touchscreen for Raspberry Pi. This going to be released soon and will be going FAST. Sign up now over the holiday! Oooh is this not the cutest little display for the Raspberry Pi? It features a 2.8″ display with 320×240 16-bit color pixels and a resistive touch overlay. The plate uses the high speed SPI interface on the Pi and can use the mini display as a console, X window port, displaying images or video etc.

Uses the hardware SPI pins (SCK, MOSI, MISO, CE0, CE1) as well as GPIO #25 and #24. All other GPIO are unused. Since we had a tiny bit of space, there’s 4 spots for optional slim tactile switches wired to four GPIOs, that you can use if you want to make a basic user interface. See below for the link to get the optional tact switches, they’re not included.

This version comes as a mini-kit, with a 2×13 extra-tall female header (to connect the plate to the Pi) and a 2×13 male header that can be used to connect an IDC cable or cobbler from the side. The photos above also show the optional installed slim tactile buttons. The tactile buttons are not included, but you can pick up a pack of 10 here. Some basic soldering is required to install the headers. You can also pick up an extra-long Pi stacking header if you want to install that instead of the 2×13 female header installed.

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We’ve created a custom kernel package based of off Notro’s awesome framebuffer work, so you can install it over your existing Raspbian (or derivative) images in just a few commands. Our tutorial shows you how to install the software, as well as calibrate the touchscreen, show videos, display images such as from your PiCam and more!

In stock and shipping!