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Alternative to PiTFT+?

Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:47 pm

Afternoon all.
Is there a good alternative to the PiTFT+ that dosent use gpio's as I'd like to use the pins for other things?

Ideally it would also be able to fixed to a case just like the pibow arrangement
Thanks in advance


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Re: Alternative to PiTFT+?

Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:22 pm

I have also wondered this. Or do I have to basically dedicate a pi to UI, the have it communicate with another that does all the gpio stuff?
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Re: Alternative to PiTFT+?

Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:01 pm

Depends on how many GPIO pins you need. Typical PiTFT uses SPI0 (both channels) and a few general GPIO.
You can use GPIO expanders to get more GPIO.
Alternatively you could use a second Pi (e.g. using remote GPIO with pigpio)

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