Easy Install

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The PiTFT requires kernel support and a couple other things to make it a nice stand-alone display. We have a detailed step-by-step setup for hackers who want to tweak, customize or understand the PiTFT setup. If you just want to get going, check out the following for easy-install instructions!

Ready to go image

If you want to start with a fresh image, we have one for Raspbian - click here to download it and install into a new SD card. Unzip and follow the classic SD card burning tutorials

This image is customized for the CAPACITIVE touch 2.8" TFT, also known as PID #1983! Not for PID #1601

DIY Installer script

If you don't want to download an image, you can run this script from inside your existing Raspbian install. It will download the kernel add-ons, and configure your Pi for PiTFT joy

The script is available for perusal here

you can download it with:

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wget http://adafru.it/pitftsh
mv pitftsh pitft.sh
chmod +x pitft.sh

Then run it with:

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sudo ./pitft.sh -t 28c -r 

This will install the "2.8 Capacitive" type of PiTFT into the current install.

At the end you will be prompted on whether you want the text console to appear on the PiTFT. Answer Y or N depending on your personal desires!

You will also be prompted on whether you want one of the tactile buttons to act as an 'on off' switch. Answer Y or N depending on your personal desires!

Thats it!

Run sudo reboot to try out your fancy new PiTFT :)

Last updated on 2015-03-06 at 02.07.18 PM Published on 2014-07-21 at 09.51.08 PM