waleedqk
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Re: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board v1 a/b/c

Fri May 30, 2014 7:54 pm

Hi texy

thanks for the awesome shields. Worked like a charm after i followed the right set of instructions. :D

This isn't really related to the workings of the screen, but could you point to some online resources if you know any where I could learn to make applications that are fit the screen size, an example being, just a clock that covers the entire screen.

new to the linux , rasp-pi env, but I can spend time and learn from scratch if need be.

Thanks for the screen again.

bullwinkle
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Re: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board v1 a/b/c

Sat May 31, 2014 5:26 am

hello,
there could be other better options put I found python/pygame a very good place to start. There is lots of documentation and tutorials online and it is relatively easy to follow.

I took Texy's touchv7.py program and just started to play with it and add things here and there. Within a week, I had a working mpd/mpc player with a GUI to display, current song, station, artist, change stations, adjust volume, change playlist, pause, and turn off and on. I doubt I'd get top marks for my coding and I made some mistakes along the way, but hey it works in the end and I show it to everyone that comes and visits! :)

Once you get the basics going, it can come together quickly.

good luck

Ik0adr
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Re: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board v1 a/b/c

Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:47 am

Hi all and Texy.
I am trying to reinstall a v1 screen, but on
sudo REPO_URI=https://github.com/notro/rpi-firmware rpi-update

I get the following error:
cp: cannot stat `//lib/modules/3.10.25+': No such file or directory

I started from a fresh Raspbian install, and last time it worked.

Any suggestion?

Thanks!!

--Federico

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Re: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board v1 a/b/c

Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:50 am

Hi Fredrico.
See the first post - there is a pre-configured image available from Notro's GitHub page.
Texy
Various male/female 40- and 26-way GPIO header for sale here ( IDEAL FOR YOUR PiZero ):
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=147682#p971555

Dr.Agon
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Re: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board v1 a/b/c

Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:16 am

Hi Texy,

got my screen yesterday, (bought off ebay) looks really nice, arrived safe and sound, i look forward to seeing it in action! Thanks!

however, before i start soldering i have a little technical question. im going to be installing my Pi and screen in an old Gameboy shell, with the SD card coming out of the old cartridge slot, therefore the screen will be at a right angle to the Pi, so my question is; Which pins on the sheild(?) go to which pins on the GPIO? (if it makes any difference im using a model B Pi)

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Re: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board v1 a/b/c

Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:59 am

Posting in the wrong thread Dr. !
To answer your question - you can just use a ribbon cable to connect the display to the pi.
Texy
Various male/female 40- and 26-way GPIO header for sale here ( IDEAL FOR YOUR PiZero ):
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=147682#p971555

Dr.Agon
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Re: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board v1 a/b/c

Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:59 pm

oops!, oh well...

thanks for the reply anyway!

frgugel
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Re: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board v1 a/b/c

Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:57 am

Hello Texy,

I just got your display today, it is a v2a (just in case).
I downloaded the image on the link above and successfully installed it to my PI. However, there seams to be a bit of a problem: the display image is flipped top to bottom, like if I was looking from the back of a glass. Any ideas on how to solve this?
Thanks a lot!

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Re: 2.8" TFT + Touch Shield Board v1 a/b/c

Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:52 am

Hi
1 - you are posting in the wrong thread because you have a v2 board and this is for v1 boards.
2 - you have downloaded the v1 image and you have a v2 board, so the image is mirrored.
This is the thread for v2 support :
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 45&t=64993

I will now lock this old thread as too many v2 purchasers are making this mistake.
If you really have a v1 board and have questions please pm me for support.

Thanks
Texy
Various male/female 40- and 26-way GPIO header for sale here ( IDEAL FOR YOUR PiZero ):
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=147682#p971555

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