Featuring a 2.8″ display with 320×240 16-bit color pixels and
a resistive touch overlay.
The plate uses the high speed SPI interface on the Pi and can use the
mini display as a console, X window port, displaying images or video
Best of all it plugs right in on top!
Uses the hardware SPI pins (SCK, MOSI, MISO, CE0, CE1) as well as GPIO
#25 and #24.
All other GPIO are unused. Since we had a tiny bit of space, there’s 4
spots for optional slim tactile switches wired to four GPIOs, that you
can use if you want to make a basic user interface.
For example, you can use one as a power on/off button. See below for
the link to get the optional tact switches, they’re not included.
This version comes as a mini-kit, with a 2×13 extra-tall
female header (to connect the plate to the Pi) and a 2×13 male header
that can be used to connect an IDC cable or cobbler from the side.
The photos above also show the optional installed slim tactile buttons.
The tactile buttons are not included, but you can pick up a bag of 20
here. Some basic soldering is required to install the headers.
2.8″ LCD display
Display current draw is mostly based on the backlight, with full-on backlight the current draw is ~100mA
320×240 16-bit color pixels
Resistive touch overlay