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View A000096: TFT LCD Screen the Screen Runs on +5VDC (Shields)

A000096: TFT LCD Screen the Screen Runs on +5VDC (Shields)

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Jameco Part no. 2193459
Manufacturer ARDUINO
Manufacturer no. A000096
Catalog 152 , page 144
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Arduino TFT LCD Screen

(NOTE: You will need to update your library, read below.)

The Arduino TFT screen is a backlit LCD screen with headers. You can draw text, images, and shapes to the screen with the TFT library. There is an onboard micro-SD card slot on the back of the screen that can, among other things, store bitmap images for the screen to display.

The screen's headers are designed to fit into the socket on the front of the Arduino Esplora, but it is compatible with any AVR-based Arduino (Uno, Leonardo, etc) or with the Arduino Due. To connect the screen to other Arduino boards, read this tutorial.

Library Update: There is a known issue with the TFT library supplied in IDE versions 1.0.5 and 1.5.4 Beta. You will need to replace the library. We have zipped up the updated TFT library for both versions available here. Just delete the existing library and copy in the replacement for the appropriate IDE version and restart the IDE. (IDE v1.0.5 or v1.5.4)

The screen is 1.77" diagonal, with 160 x 128 pixel resolution. The TFT library interfaces with the screen's controller through SPI when using the TFT library. Refer to the screen's data sheet for complete details.

  • The screen runs on +5 VDC
  • The micro-SD slot is accessible through the SD card library.
  • The LED backlight is dimmable by PWM.
  • The screen's headers are laid out so it easily sockets into the Arduino Esplora and Arduino Robot.

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