Eforero
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Eleduino 3.2 Inch TFT LCD for Raspberry

Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:30 pm

A few days before I bought from eleduino.com this item:

http://eleduino.com/products_ny_137.html

They say that it is plug and play, but when I conected the display shows a blank white. Please let me know if somebody have had this problem and if their is a solution please share it.

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Re: Eleduino 3.2 Inch TFT LCD for Raspberry

Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:34 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum.
None of these display types are 'plug and play' unless the OS supports it. I can't see a link to an image on that webpage, so I suggest you
go back to the supplier and ask them about it.
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Re: Eleduino 3.2 Inch TFT LCD for Raspberry

Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:44 pm

Eforero wrote:A few days before I bought from eleduino.com this item:

http://eleduino.com/products_ny_137.html

They say that it is plug and play, but when I conected the display shows a blank white. Please let me know if somebody have had this problem and if their is a solution please share it.

on the description page for the item it states that a "Raspbian IMG Provided", have you been using the provided Raspbian Image in your Pi?
3.2 inch Resistive Touch Screen TFT LCD Designed for Raspberry Pi, Raspbian IMG Provided
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Re: Eleduino 3.2 Inch TFT LCD for Raspberry

Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:49 pm

Hey I don't know if this helps but I found this WaveShare tft that looks exactly the same as the Eleduino tft (only difference is the WaveShare logo and one less button than the Eleduino) on Amazon with this link provided: https://s3.amazonaws.com/ttbox/3.2+Screen.zip If you're using your own system image it says you need to install WiringPi and C libraries for BCM2835 otherwise it says to use the image provided.
I'm thinking about getting the Eleduino tft screen as well but not before doing a bit of researching. There wasn't much documentation I could find so this is as close as I've gotten to any type. I know it's not the same brand but they look identical and are both made by the same company SpotPear so I figured this must be what comes included on the disc provided for the Eleduino.
Anyway I hope this helps point you in the right direction and if you get things working please be sure to post your findings so maybe it will help others. Good luck and godspeed!

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Re: Eleduino 3.2 Inch TFT LCD for Raspberry

Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:01 pm

has anyone found a solution to this problem? i have the same issue so i emailed eleduino studio through amazon and got this response:
Thanks for you feedback,
As your described,the 3.2 tft lcd is a faulty ,you can reply for refund ,sorry for it.

kind regards
Eleduino studio

--- Original message ---

hello i recently purchased a 3.2 tft touch screen for raspberry pi from your company. The product did come with all of the specified parts described but i am having a major problem using the screen. I assembled the screen onto my raspberry pi b+ and I flashed the image that came in the dvd enclosed properly but the the screen only displays a white screen. I gave the device about 4-5 minutes thinking it might take a minute before it displays anything but no luck so I restarted the rpi with a monitor attatched to the hdmi port and all i get is a color boot screen on the monitor. so then I installed the required C libraries on a standard raspbian image without problems and still no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated and thank you in advance

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Re: Eleduino 3.2 Inch TFT LCD for Raspberry

Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:34 am

The documentation I described earlier says to switch the 3.2 tft display to HDMI open the LX Terminal and type: HDMI-SYS-SHOW then wait several minutes while the system loads the driver. When finished the RPi will reboot automatically then wait about 30 sec for info to display on the LCD and enter into startx interface. To do the opposite (HDMI to 3.2 tft) type: LCD32-SYS-SHOW and wait for the designated time. I don't know if this might help you as you say the screen is all white. I don't own one yet to test any of this. It could be a defective unit though. At least they said they'll set you straight with a replacement. Have you contacted them back yet?

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Re: Eleduino 3.2 Inch TFT LCD for Raspberry

Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:44 pm

okay so i got my replacement, annnnnddd........ IT WORKS! so i guess it was a bad screen now im attempting to use a standard raspbian image with c libraries to see if i could make any other image work with it

Eforero
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Re: Eleduino 3.2 Inch TFT LCD for Raspberry

Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:42 am

Thank you very much for all your comments, really appreciate it. Those helped me solve my problem, which was the image that came on the CD that was corrupted. I download the image from the manufacturer's link and it worked perfect. Now my problem is that the GUI does not allow full view windows applications, if anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it. I'm just a beginner and unfortunately I can not spend all the time I want to this hobby because of my occupations. By the way I ran the calibration procedure and works perfectly for the raspbian command line but not for the GUI.

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Re: Eleduino 3.2 Inch TFT LCD for Raspberry

Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:40 pm

What is the link for the image?

Eforero
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Re: Eleduino 3.2 Inch TFT LCD for Raspberry

Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:20 pm

k-labit wrote:What is the link for the image?
In my first post is related , but here´s again: http://eleduino.com/products_ny_137.html please go to the tech support tab, there you have it.

imaginal
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Re: Eleduino 3.2 Inch TFT LCD for Raspberry

Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:16 pm

Maybe this will help you https://github.com/notro/rpi-firmware/i ... t-63180647

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fbtft_device.custom
fbtft_device.name=fb_ili9340
fbtft_device.gpios=dc:22,reset:27
fbtft_device.bgr=1
fbtft_device.speed=48000000

fenome
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Re: Eleduino 3.2 Inch TFT LCD for Raspberry

Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:26 pm

Hi all, I need help buy a lcd tft Waveshare 3.2, and I can not make it work, I have reviewed the web in search of the image to download, but do not get it. If anyone can share what I appreciate

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Re: Eleduino 3.2 Inch TFT LCD for Raspberry

Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:24 am

fenome wrote:Hi all, I need help buy a lcd tft Waveshare 3.2, and I can not make it work, I have reviewed the web in search of the image to download, but do not get it. If anyone can share what I appreciate
Please start a new topic for this.
Also provide a link for your screen.
And a hint: notro's driver may have support for your screen (https://github.com/notro/fbtft)

Gr.
Dirk.

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Re: Eleduino 3.2 Inch TFT LCD for Raspberry

Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:52 pm

fenome wrote:Hi all, I need help buy a lcd tft Waveshare 3.2, and I can not make it work, I have reviewed the web in search of the image to download, but do not get it. If anyone can share what I appreciate

Click here: https://www.copy.com/s/9TOEtdHp2WNu

It was off the website. I found it under the tech support tab or whatever it was called. Hope it helps!!

EL3PHANTEN
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Re: Eleduino 3.2 Inch TFT LCD for Raspberry

Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:00 pm

Hi I made this work yesterday.

On this post: http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... .2#p659490
by Igor Soudakevitch » Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:28 pm ->

DVD_DVK512_CN_EN ( https://yadi.sk/d/YfnDLbaXcYGzH, ~1GB ) is the official image file from Waveshare Electronics; it is a part of their DVK512 kit; I've received the disk from my re-seller this morning - finally!

It contains image file itself (DVK512-LCD32(V3)-140817.img, ~4GB when uncompressed) and a bunch of extras (such as User's Guide in Chinese and English, some source code, schematic drawings, SD Formatter, Win32 DiskImager, and some other more or less useful stuff.) Works like magic; no installation problems to report; this LCD is truly a Plug-n-Play device.

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Re: Eleduino 3.2 Inch TFT LCD for Raspberry

Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:20 am

If you want to install the LCDs on a clean version of Raspbian or Rasbmc (no image needed), I have written up a step by step guide with a beginner in mind on how to do it. It took several days of research to find out exactly how to install the drivers and get the touchscreen configured and calibrated correctly, but I have it working nicely. If you want to save some time and headaches, check out the article here: http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd- ... pberry-pi/
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Re: Eleduino 3.2 Inch TFT LCD for Raspberry

Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:02 am

Scottyc wrote:If you want to install the LCDs on a clean version of Raspbian or Rasbmc (no image needed)
im gonna try your way, but, im kinda hopeless be cause i bought a 3.5 display for a Raspberry B+ and i have the B2 Verssion . do You think that its gonna work with that ?

is this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RJ2 ... UTF8&psc=1

wb7wbw
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Re: Eleduino 3.2 Inch TFT LCD for Raspberry

Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:05 am

I don't get it! I have the display working but I cant do anything because the screens are too large. Is there a way to move them around or make them smaller. I see a post referring to this but the answers make no sense to me. Thanks.

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