Is this not the cutest little display for the Raspberry Pi? It features a 2.8" display with 320x240 16-bit color pixels and a capacitive touch overlay. That's right, instead of a resistive touchscreen, which requires a fingernail or stylus, you can now use a fingerpad. The screen looks much nicer, with a black bezel and glass overlay. If you don't need a capacitive touchscreen, check out the resistive touch version.

This updated design fits perfectly onto the Pi Zero, Pi 3, Pi 2 or Model A+, B+! (Any Pi with a 2x20 connector) Not for use with an old Pi 1 with 2x13 connector If you'd like to use a 2.8" display with the original Pi A or Pi B, check out the Model B version. This version also has all 40 pins GPIO pins brought out so you can connect a 40-pin GPIO cable underneath. Now that it's the same outline as a Pi 3/2/B+ it fits well on top of a Pi in our Raspberry Pi Enclosure base and can use our faceplate for a compact touchscreen Pi

The display and touchscreen uses the hardware I2C Pins (SDA & SCL), SPI pins (SCK, MOSI, MISO, CE0) as well as GPIO #25 and #24. All other GPIO are unused and you can still share the I2C pins with sensors, LED drivers, etc. Since we had a tiny bit of space, there's 4 slim tactile switches wired to four GPIOs, that you can use if you want to make a basic user interface. For example, you can use one as a power on/off button.

Use it for console access or easily pop up X11 onto the PiTFT for a mini monitor, although its rather small at 320x240. Instead, we recommend using PyGame or other SDL-drawing programs to write onto the frame buffer.

Raspberry Pi computer and enclosure not included! As of July 22nd, 2015 this display comes fully assembled with tactile switches too

Check out our detailed tutorial on how to play videos, display images, and otherwise customize your PiTFT.

 

  • Screen Dimensions: 50mm x 69mm x 4mm / 2" x 2.7" x 0.16"
  • PCB Dimensions: 56mm x 85mm x 11mm / 2.2" x 3.3" x 0.4"
  • Weight: 47g

Datasheets, EagleCAD PCB files, Fritzing object and more in the tutorial!

Make your own Cloud-connected point-and-shoot camera
A little screen, with a fancy captouch
An exploration of network communication from the shell using Pygame and the PiTFT.
Install Kali Linux on your Pi, and add a kernel that supports Adafruit's PiTFT display.
How to run a Processing sketch on the Pi & PiTFT display.
Fun with a camera, temperature sensor, PiTFT, PyGame, and adafruit.io REST, MQTT and API calls.

(AF-2423)

SKU AF-2423
Brand Adafruit

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