MCM Electronics

PiTFT Mini LCD Kit By Adafruit (1601) MCM Part #83-15684

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PiTFT Mini Kit - 320x240 2.8" TFT LCD + Touchscreen for the Raspberry Pi

Featuring a 2.8" display with 320x240 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 etc. 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 2x13 extra-tall female header (to connect the plate to the Pi) and a 2x13 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.

  • Display current draw is mostly based on the backlight, with full-on backlight the current draw is ~100mA
  • 2.8" LCD display
  • 320x240 16-bit color pixels
  • Resistive touch overlay

The PiTFT module is supported by, Below are link to the product support pages

Part Numbers
MCM Part #:83-15684
Adafruit Part #:1601
Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:0.5 lbs.
RoHS Comp:Yes
Warranty:30 days
Need to Return?
Length:4.75 in.
Width:3.5 in.
Height:1.5 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No

Product Reviews Top

  • by ActionIT

    on 2/19/2015

    This is not a 'Kit' it is just parts.

    Overall: 1 out of 5

    Missing ribbon cable.
    Includes connectors with no instructions or links to instructions
    Soldering required.
    The tactile buttons should be included.

    This is a better buy directly from Adafruit.

  • by welmore

    on 5/10/2014

    Waste or money and effort

    Overall: 1 out of 5

    Comes with no documentation. On line search found little. One site had instructions. You have to download files. Did that. The files will not install. I keep getting errors. Raspberry support sites less than helpful.