18 bit TFT color screen Arduino shield
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The 18bit TFT color screen Arduino shield has 128x160 color pixels. It is not a CSTN screen as in the LCD color screen shield, but a TFT, that has better refreshment rate and more beautiful colors (18bits = 262 144 colors!).
The 18bits TFT color screen Arduino shield contains a 3V/5V voltage regulator so you can use it with 5V Arduino board even if the TFT driver (ST7735R) asks for 3.3V. It uses only four pins to communicate with the Arduino board (pins 13, 11, 10, 8).
There is also a 5 positions joystick: up, down, left, right, select. It will be very useful if you wish to display a menu on the TFT screen. The joystick of the 18bits TFT color screen Arduino shield uses the analog pin 3. A bnch of resistors allows to determine the position of the joystick from the analog voltage.
And, as there was some room left, Adafruit aded a microSD slot on the 18bits TFT color screen Arduino shield to allow you to save images on it. It uses the 12 and 4 digital pins.
A very complete user's manual will show you how to solder the connectors, where to download the graphical libraries for Arduino and how to use the 18bits TFT color screen shield for Arduino.