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3.5" LCD Display with Composite input for Raspberry Pi By Adafruit Industries (913) MCM Part #83-14400

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Yes, this is an adorable miniature television! The visible display measures only 3" diagonal, the TFT comes with a NTSC/PAL driver board.

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The display is very easy to use - simply connect 4.5-15VDC to the red and black wires, then connect a composite video source to the yellow and black wire. Voila, a television display! There's a little button to adjust the LED backlight brightness (5 levels) - there is no other adjustment available but we found that the color and contrast look great right out of the box.

To demonstrate it, photos were taken with the display connected to a Raspberry Pi, but it will also work connected to any analog composite-video output such as a YBox or Propeller w/Video out. It will not work with a device that only outputs VGA, HDMI or any other digital video signal.

Please note, these miniature displays are very delicate and require care to avoid ripping the delicate flex connector. These are best used by electronics geeks who have experience and are comfortable working with delicate electronic components. WE CANNOT REPLACE DAMAGED DISPLAYS if you are not careful and rip the flex connector!

  • Power with 6-12VDC only into onboard buck converter
  • 150mA power draw at 12V, 350mA at 6V
  • Control board measures 70mm x 52mm
  • Visible display dimensions: 70.08mm horizontal x 52.56mm vertical
  • Resolution: 320 RGB wide x 240 high
  • Dot pitch: 0.219 mm wide x 0.219 mm high
  • Display metal case dimensions: 76.9mm x 63.9mm x 3.3mm

Check out this video on how to add Pi Video using Pygame

Part Numbers
MCM Part #:83-14400
Adafruit Industries Part #:913
Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:0.003 lbs.
RoHS Comp:No
Warranty:30 days
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Length:4.5 in.
Width:3 in.
Height:1.25 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No
Catalog Pages
MCM Cat 57, Page 701
MCM Cat 56, Page 609
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