Connect PiTFT to Raspberry Pi GPIO

Align up the GPIO header pins from the Raspberry Pi with the headers of the PiTFT. Press the Pi and the PiTFT together until they're fully joined.

Install PiTFT

Orient the top half of the csae with the "viewable" area of the display. Notice the side of TFT display with the black strip - this should be covered up by the top half of the case. Insert the PiTFT into the top half of the case and align up the mounting holes with the standoffs. Press it down until the screen is flush with the inside of the top half of the case.

Open SD Card Door

Use the tip of a hobby knife to free the SD card door from the bottom half of the case. Insert the knife into the edge and cut along the opening to release the door. There's a thin layer near the door that allows it to be opened and closed.

Install Raspberry Pi

Place the bottom half of the case over the Raspberry PI at an angle with the ports (microUSB, HDMI and A/V jack) aligned up with the cutouts. Join the bottom half of the case with the top half and press them together until they snap shut.

Finished Case

The back of the case has a large opening for keeping the Raspberry Pi well ventilated.

PiTFT Stand

You can rest the PiTFT case on the the stand to keep it upright

This guide was first published on Jun 01, 2016. It was last updated on Jun 01, 2016.

This page (Hardware) was last updated on Jan 16, 2022.

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