2.2 PiTFT

Display Alignment

If your screen isn't lined up with the outside on the PCB silkscreen, you may want to adjust it so it's properly lined up with the cutout in the enclosure.

Adjust Display

Carefully slide a razor blade or small putty knife underneath the display and use the edge to push the adhesive off the foam tape.

Be cautious and avoid scraping the silkscreen on the PCB (as that could cut a trace). This may remove some of the stickness of the foam tape. Carefully peel it off.

Place and Stick

Add a new piece of foam tape to the same spot on the display. Line up the display with the outline and press it down to stick it into place.

Add GPIO socket header

Insert the header into the GPIO on the display. Use a mounting putty on both sides of the header. Press it down to temporarily secure the header in place.

Secure PiTFT 

A Panavise Jr will help hold the PCB in place while you solder. Place the PiTFT PCB into the Panavise Jr. with the header facing out.

Solder Header

Position the PCB so it's in a comfortable orientation for your hands to solder (lefty or righty?). Heat up your soldering iron, and grab some solder. Apply solder to the pins.

Soldered Header

Check that all the pins are soldered nicely and there's no bridging, cold solder, shorts, or unsoldered pins.

Ready PiTFT

Your 2.2" PiTFT is now ready for installing! In the next page we'll assemble the enclosure.

This guide was first published on Aug 31, 2015. It was last updated on Aug 31, 2015. This page (2.2 PiTFT) was last updated on Aug 31, 2015.