This guide was first published on Jan 03, 2014. It was last
updated on Jan 03, 2014.
This page (Overview) was last updated on May 21, 2019.
Spice up your Arduino project with a beautiful large touchscreen display
shield with built in microSD card connection. This TFT display is big
(2.8" diagonal) bright (4 white-LED backlight) and colorful (18-bit
262,000 different shades)! 240x320 pixels with individual pixel control.
It has way more resolution than a black and white 128x64 display. As a
bonus, this display comes with a resistive or capacitive touchscreen attached to it already,
so you can detect finger presses anywhere on the screen.
This shield uses a SPI display - its much easier to use with Mega
& Leonardo than our v1 shield. We also include an SPI resistive
touchscreen controller or a I2C capacitive touch screen controller so
only need one or two additional pins to add a high quality touchscreen
controller. Even with all the extras, the price is lower thanks to our
parts sourcing & engineering skillz!
The shield is fully assembled, tested and ready to go. No wiring, no
soldering! Simply plug it in and load up our library - you'll have it
running in under 10 minutes! Works best with any classic Arduino
(UNO/Duemilanove/Diecimila). Solder three jumpers and you can use it at
full speed on a Leonardo or Mega as well.
This display shield has a controller built into it with RAM buffering,
so that almost no work is done by the microcontroller. This shield needs
fewer pins than our v1 shield, so you can connect more sensors, buttons
and LEDs: 5 SPI pins for the display, another pin or two for the touchscreen controller and another pin for uSD card if you want to read
images off of it.