2.8” TFT Resistive Touchscreen for Arduino

2.8” TFT Resistive Touchscreen for Arduino

2.8” TFT Resistive Touchscreen for Arduino
Adafruit Industries | A-000000-01897
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Adafruit has concocted a touchscreen shield for Arduino: this beautifully sized, colour-rich plug-and-play screen is the best solution for opening a window on all your Arduino projects!

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Resistive Touchscreen for Arduino: colourful, bright and interactive

The 2.8" Resistive Touchscreen by Adafruit comes in the form of a shield to help you set up your Arduino projects. It has a high-quality display for immediately viewing your data: images, e-mails, text messages and information of a more technical nature are all perfectly legible!

  • The shield has a pleasant-sized TFT screen (2.8” diagonal) offering a vast choice of colours with 262,000 shades available in 18-bit mode and a great brightness thanks to a backlight with 4 white LEDs, which can be controlled with a digital pin connection.
  • TFT (thin-film transistor) technology is synonymous with rapidity, as it significantly reduces response time while preserving colour definition.
  • The resistive screen’s touch option opens up all kinds of interactive possibilities. You can create an authentic keypad for a smartphone or tablet, or develop a program for drawing or playing!
  • You can also connect a MicroSD card to store your data. They’ve thought of everything!


A plug-and-play screen for easier integration

You’re no doubt familiar with the shield system: because it’s equipped with all the necessary connectors, already welded to the controller, you can connect your hardware to your programming board in a flash.

In this case, the TFT resistive touchscreen proposed by Adafruit is a true plug-and-play screen; already assembled and tested, it’s ready for use in just 10 minutes after downloading an Arduino code library.

It can be used alone with the Arduino Uno, Duemilanove and Diecimila boards. Mega and Leonardo enthusiasts will need to solder 3 jumpers, but can then reap the full benefits of these two boards.

Learn more about the 2.8” TFT Resistive Touchscreen for Arduino in this video presentation (2:56)

Technical specifications of the resistive screen by Adafruit

  • 2.8'’ TFT touchscreen
  • Resolution: 240 x 320, 18-bit, colour, 262,000 possible shades
  • ILI9341 controller with video RAM buffer
  • STMPE610 touchscreen controller
  • SPI display with digital SPI touchscreen driver
  • The screen uses digital pins 13-9, the touchscreen controller requires digital pin 8, the microSD pin requires digital pin 4; you can use digital pins 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and analogue pins 0-5, and pin 4 will also be available if you don’t use the microSD connection
  • Compatible with Arduino ‘328; solder closed 3 jumpers to use the ICSP header for use with Leonardo or Mega
  • 3.3V @ 300 mA LDO regulator
  • Current draw: approx. 100 mA for the display and touchscreen (depending on usage)
  • Backlight: 4 white LEDs; connect the transistor to a digital pin for backlight control
  • Resistive touchscreen attached to the STMPE610 controller by 4 wires


Resources for the 1651 Adafruit plug-and-play screen

Miss no opportunity to use your 1651 Adafruit plug-and-play screen more effectively with this very useful tutorial!

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