The Adafruit PiTFT Plus is a great 3.5″ TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixel. It provides a resistive touch screen and is controlled via the SPI interface of your Raspberry Pi.
This display works with all models of the Raspberry Pi that have a 2×20 connector. However, it doesn’t work with the old Raspberry Pi 1.
The display uses the SPI pins (SCK, MOSI, MISO, CE0, CE1) as well as GPIO #25 and #24. GPIO #18 can be used to PWM dim the backlight if you like. All other GPIO are unused. Since this display is using the SPI interface, you can still connect an additional display to the HDMI connector of your Pi.
It comes fully assembled and can be plugged into your Raspberry Pi straight away. Adafruit has made a great tutorial that shows you how to setup the PiTFT Plus 3.5″ Display in Raspbian.
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- 3.5″ TFT Display with 480 x 320 pixel
- Resistive Touchscreent
- PiTFT Plus 3.5″ Pinout
- Display current draw is mostly based on the backlight, with full-on backlight the current draw is ~100mA
- Datasheets, schematic, GitHub PCB files, and the latest kernel fork available in the product tutorial.