1.8" TFT LCD Shield board


 
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by texy » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:14 pm
Hi,
I have for sale a number of 1.8" TFT LCD module 'shield' boards that connect directly onto the Raspberry Pi :
Image

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLo2tNKb ... e=youtu.be

Features include :
direct connection to the Pi's GPIO port
GPIO port 'expansion', so that the unused GPIO lines can be used for other hardware
3 push buttons

To make full use of the display, it is strongly recommended that a custom Pi kernel and modules are compiled using the excellent instructions on M_Williams blog here :
http://marks-space.com/2012/11/23/raspberrypi-tft/
Note that the wiring of the shield to the LCD's control lines are the same as on Mark's blog, so use the same configuration that he used, with the exception of reversing RGB :
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ST7735 panel has reversed RGB? (FB_ST7735_RGB_ORDER_REVERSED) [N/y/?] (NEW) Y

This compilation is not for the feint hearted, but if I can do it, surely you can too ;-)

Price will be £18 plus postage for a read-built and tested board. PM me with your country or origin (to calculate postage) and your paypal email address and I will send you an invoice.
Note also that number of boards are very limited for this first batch.
Thanks,
Texy
"2.8inch TFT LCD + Touch screen" add-on boards for sale here :
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by silverfox0786 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:35 pm
i got one of these LCDs at home never got it to work on pi but works brill on Arduino

going to try it today

one thing is if I get it working

then what's the benefit of the LCD with the 3 buttons that your selling as if its a benefit then I will defo buy one from ya
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by texy » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:40 am
Hi,
the 'benefit' is that its a ready made solution - no wires, soldering or assembly required ;)

Thanks,
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by texy » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:35 pm
Thanks to the excellent work by Notro, you no longer need to compile the kernel.
Follow the instructions in this link : viewtopic.php?f=64&t=40677&p=333346#p333346

Texy
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by cacona666 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:52 pm
Hi, I'd be interested. How much is the shipping to Switzerland?
Tks.

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by texy » Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:28 am
Hi,
airmail to Europe is £4.25, unless you want 'signed-for', which is considerably more....................
Thanks,
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by 1337 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:25 pm
PM (hopefully) sent, if you didn't get one please message me.

Cheers!
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by texy » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:41 pm
1337 wrote:PM (hopefully) sent, if you didn't get one please message me.

Cheers!


PM received, invoice sent ;)

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by andybiker » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:15 am
Hi,
I would like to buy one from you but I'm a new user so cannot PM you.
Can you help?
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by texy » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:37 am
Hi Andy,
you should be able to pm me now.
Cheers,
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by florian95 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:52 pm
Hi,

I'm interested but I can't PM you.

With this shield you need an extra power ?

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by texy » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:11 pm
Hi,
you can pm, now ;)
No, you do not need additional power. Obvoiusly more current is drawn when the shield is attached. I must check current draw for the display, but I,m sure it will be at a minimum level.
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by tonypigram » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:03 pm
Can I purchase one of these? I've just created my account and cannot see a way to PM you. I'm UK based.
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by texy » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:40 pm
Yes you can - see the pm icon right under my username details.
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by szsolt » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:12 am
I would be interested purchasing one, but I can't PM you since I just joined the forum.

How much would the shipment cost to Australia?
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by texy » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:38 am
szsolt wrote:I would be interested purchasing one, but I can't PM you since I just joined the forum.

How much would the shipment cost to Australia?


Hi. You should be able to pm me now.
Shipping to Australia will be £4.50.
Let me know your PayPal email address and I will send you an invoice.
Cheers
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by swish » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:30 pm
Hi,

Are you able to put up a picture showing the side profile of the shield mounted on the RPi? Also, are you can you tell me how the shield is secured to the RPi (just via the header?) and which GPIO pins it uses?

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by texy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:51 pm
Hi,
yes I can post a picture later ;)
For the wiring connections, the display uses the standard SPI gpio lines as in this diagram :
http://marks-space.com/?attachment_id=119
Plus also the 3 buttons canuse
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UP  = 13     # gpio pin 21 = UP
DOWN  = 2    # gpio pin 13 = DOWN
SELECT  = 11 # gpio pin 26 = LEFT


I say can use because if you do not intend to use them then those 3 gpio lines are available for your own use.
All of the other gpio lines are available via the extra gpio port in the design.
Also yes, it is only attached via the gpio port however, it does nicely rest on the ethernet and composite connectors.

Thanks,
Texy
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by texy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:27 pm
Hi,
here's a side picture :
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Whats possible with MINI4x6 consolefont :
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Cheers,
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by Gary Littlemore » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:33 pm
Would this screen work with RaspBMC?
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by texy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:00 pm
It'll work if someone writes the software to drive it. Worth asking on the raspbmc forum ?
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by tap5 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:12 pm
Hi Texy!

I'm totally into your board but I also don't seem to be able to PM you.
Best regards
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by andybiker » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:55 pm
These are superb displays. I had mine working the same day I had it.
Just enable the display and edit the cmdline.txt (in my case add a rotate here and select a smaller font)
I now have my Pi internet radio with a nice colour display. I just need to learn a little more Python to format the screen output a little better.
I did get a little confused when the pi rebooted with all 3 buttons pressed at the same time - it was the insulating pad in the wrong place - the 3.3v was touching the metalwork of the RJ45 Jack. Easy fix.
The display also seems to have a hidden MicroSD socket underneath it which is wired to the same connections as the buttons so it's one or the other.

These are great displays and well worth the money. The buttons give your Pi project an easy professional look. Nice one Texy.
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by texy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:38 pm
andybiker wrote:These are superb displays. I had mine working the same day I had it.
Just enable the display and edit the cmdline.txt (in my case add a rotate here and select a smaller font)
I now have my Pi internet radio with a nice colour display. I just need to learn a little more Python to format the screen output a little better.
I did get a little confused when the pi rebooted with all 3 buttons pressed at the same time - it was the insulating pad in the wrong place - the 3.3v was touching the metalwork of the RJ45 Jack. Easy fix.
The display also seems to have a hidden MicroSD socket underneath it which is wired to the same connections as the buttons so it's one or the other.

These are great displays and well worth the money. The buttons give your Pi project an easy professional look. Nice one Texy.

Many thanks for the kind words, and apologies for the missed placed pad. On the next version the switches are moved slightly to avoid that potential problem.
Incidentally, the micro-sd card slot does not share the gpio buttons as it is not wired in at all (if I remember correctly).
I've not got one in front of me, but I can confirm it later.

Cheers
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by JoannaC » Fri May 03, 2013 4:13 pm
I ordered my shield board last week and it arrived quickly and is very good quality. 30 minutes after setup (downloading the revised image and associated instructions), followed by my first foray into pygame and instant success. The little screen gives a much better quality display than I had envisaged. Thoroughly recommended and excellent value for money - thanks Texy!
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