2.8'' TFT Touch Shield v2.0

Introduction

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TFT Touch Shield V2.0 is a resistive touch screen, compatible with Arduino/Seeeduino/Arduino Mega platforms. It can be used as display device or sketch pad. Compared with the previous version, 2.8’‘TFT Touch Shield V1.0, we upgraded the screen driver to a more professional chip, ILI9341 driver, providing different pin-saving SPI communication without sacrificing the data transmitting speed. Due to the communication method change, programs developed for the original version are needed for modification before being transplanted to the new version. With a SD card module integrated on this shield, this shield reserves capability for other expansions of your project.

Features

  • Big screen with easy and comfortable experience
  • Backlight controllable via programming
  • 65k rich colors display
  • SPI pin-saving communication method
  • Full screen touch active range

Specification

Item Value
Working Voltage 5 V
Resolution 320 x 240
Colors 65k

Compatibility

We have produced a lot of extension boards that can make your platform board more powerful, however not every extension board is compatible with all the platform boards, here we use a table to illustrate how are those boards compatible with platform board.

Note

Please note that “Not recommended” means that it might have chance to work with the platform board however requires extra work such as jump wires or rewriting the code. If you are interested in digging more, welcome to contact with techsupport@seeed.cc.

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Application Ideas

  • Game
  • Sensor Hub
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Smart House

Here are some awesome projects for your reference. If you have project want to add to this chapter, please feel free to contact loovee@seeed.cc.

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Pin Map

Note

You can use the NOT USED pins to control the others module.

Digital Pins

Pin Name Function
D0 NOT USED
D1 NOT USED
D2 NOT USED
D3 NOT USED
D4 TF_CS
D5 TFT_CS
D6 TFT_DC
D7 BACKLIGHT(Selectable)
D8 NOT USED
D9 NOT USED
D10 NOT USED
D11 SPI_MOSI
D12 SPI_MISO
D13 SPI_SCK

Analog Pins

Pin Name Function
A0 TOUCH PANEL
A1 TOUCH PANEL
A2 TOUCH PANEL
A3 TOUCH PANEL
A4 NOT USED
A5 NOT USED

Getting Started

Note

This getting started is based on Win10 and Arduino IDE 1.6.9 environment.

We will show you how this display works, please prepare materials as below to start.

Seeeduino V4 2.8 TFT Touch Shield V2 Micro USB Cable
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Download Arduino Library

This library supports below platforms:

  • Arduino/Genuino UNO
  • Seeeduino V3/4.0/4.2
  • Arduino/Genuino Mega
  • Arduino Leonardo
  • Seeeduino Lite/Clio/Lotus
  • LinkIt ONE(Touch panel does not work)

Click on below button to download the library and install it, if you don’t know how to install an Arduino library, please refer to the tutorial (HOW TO INSTALL AN ARDUINO LIBRARY).

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This library includes below examples,

  • drawCircle
  • drawLines
  • drawNumber
  • drawRectangle
  • paint
  • shapes
  • text
  • tftbmp
  • tftbmp2

We use example ‘shapes’ for this demo.

Connect the cables and Upload the code

Step1. Insert the TFT_Touch_Shield_V2 board to Seeeduino,

Step2. Connect your Seeeduino board to computer with USB cable

Step3. Open Arduino IDE, Select the correct COM port and Boards(in this example we use Seeeduino V4)

Step4. Click on File > Examples > TFT_Touch_Shield_V2-master > shapes to open the code. Upload the example to Seeeduino. If you have any question about how to upload the code, please refer here for more details.

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Backlight

The backlight is always default on, if you want to change the backlight, you need to do some hacking on the board. Please look at the back side of the board. There’s a BACKLIGHT label. One side is named as ON, and the other side is named D7. We need to cut the wire between middle pad and ON pad, solder middle pad with D7 pad. As shown below.

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Then you can control the backlight via D7.

To open backlight: digitalWrite(7, HIGH);

To close backlight: digitaWrite(7, LOW);

Warning

Please be careful when use a box cutter and soldering iron.

Resources

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