The FT232H breakout board allows you to add I2C, SPI, and GPIO ports to almost any PC with a USB port. The SPI port capability allows for driving SPI based graphical TFT displays. And by running on a PC, you have plenty of processing power and access to the entire Python ecosystem. This combo allows for some fun use cases.

In this guide we will show you how to use this approach to display real time system status using an FT232H breakout and a small TFT display. It will be your little system status Sidekick.

Angled shot of a Adafruit FT232H Breakout - General Purpose USB to GPIO, SPI, I2C - USB C & Stemma QT.
Wouldn't it be cool to drive a tiny OLED display, read a
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You can use just about any of our TFT, OLED or E-Ink displays as we've got Python drivers for all of them. However, we recommend one of our color TFT's cause they update fast and look great with nice bright colors

Additional video of bootup animation test on TFT screen.
This lovely little display breakout is the best way to add a small, colorful, and bright display to any project. Since the display uses 4-wire SPI to communicate and has its own...
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Overhead video of TFT display running boot-up animation.
This gorgeous IPS display breakout is the best way to add a small, colorful, and bright display to any project, with excellent visibility from any angle. Since the display uses 4-wire...
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This guide was first published on Nov 13, 2019. It was last updated on Jul 24, 2024.

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