If your Adafruit PiTFT 2.8" Touchscreen display came as a kit you will need to complete the instructions to assemble the screen. Check out the PiTFT Tutorial for more details

Download & burn the PiTFT image or use an existing Raspbian setup and install the easy-setup script. Basically, get the PiTFT setup working first!

If you want to calibrate the screen, check out the detailed calibration steps here

I found that for the most effective use of the touchscreen it was necessary to carry out the manual calibration of the touchscreen.

This guide was first published on Aug 27, 2014. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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