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Compatibility with Adafruit PiTFT 3.5" Touch Screen for Raspberry Pi


#1

So, I’m currently working on a project that requires the use of the Adafruit PiTFT 3.5" Touch Screen for Raspberry Pi.
It has drivers which are based on raspbian and while I’m able to get it working on both jessie and jessie light I cannot for the life of me seem to be able to get it working on a clean PiCroft 9.1 image. Has anyone had any luck with this model? I’ve been following the install instructions found here: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-pitft-3-dot-5-touch-screen-for-raspberry-pi/detailed-install. Unfortunately all I get is a blank white screen. Not sure if it has something to do with GPIO support or what. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


#2

I have one of these, if I can this week I’ll try and get it working on picroft. I think I did git install on it when I was trying it on there. I used these instructions, I think? https://www.waveshare.com/wiki/3.5inch_RPi_LCD_(A)

The hdmi screens work much easier, if anyone consults this later looking for info.


#3

No idea on this one, but we have a snippet of documentation on GPIO:


#4

Hi Mike,

I did that using a Kuman LCD 3.5

Remember to enable I2c

sudo raspi-config
select from the menu "Interfacing Options"
select I2c and enable it

With the Kuman LCD is much simple
I’ve download LCD driver from Kuman portal LCD-show-170708.tar.gz

copy that file to /boot

cd /boot
sudo tar zxvf LCD-show-170708.tar.gz
sudo ./LCD35-show

Have a look to the video I’ve posted


Ciao