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A project log for Getting the tft to work

Ya know, arduino is supposed to be plug and play. This is a full detail record of getting a tft working.

Rue MohrRue Mohr 01/01/2015 at 05:520 Comments

I got these two thinking it would be plug and play. When I got the screen I started to work to find the software for it. This proved to be an interesting search ont eh grounds that it was indicated to me the controller was a spfd5408, which is not a chip that seems to be commonly supported. I did find a library called UTFT which supports a multitude of chips, but the only example I could get to do anything would wash out and smear the screen with what was supposed to be drawn on it. grr

.. and that took over 6 hours of work..

I went back to ebay and messaged the seller, who was happy to help!

He gave me this link

http://www.smokeandwires.co.nz/blog/a-2-4-tft-touchscreen-shield-for-arduino/

so, easy, done, right? wrong. The process requires unpacking the libraries, and then a lot of renaming and moving of folders.

In the end it worked.

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