Adafruit 1.8" 18-bit Color TFT Shield w/microSD and Joystick - Pimoroni
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Adafruit 1.8" 18-bit Color TFT Shield w/microSD and Joystick

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This lovely little shield is the best way to add a small, colourful and bright display to any project.

  • 1.8" diagonal TFT display with 128x160 colour pixels can display full 18-bit colour
  • Ultra-low-dropout 3.3V regulator and a 3/5V level shifter  built in so its safe to use with 5V Arduinos
  • MicroSD card holder - you can easily load full colour bitmaps from a FAT16/FAT32 formatted microSD card (not included)
  • 5 way navigation switch - up, down, left, right, select
  • If you just want to display text, shapes, lines, pixels, etc the shield uses pins 13, 11, 10 and 8.
  • If you'd like to add the navigation switch, it uses Analog 3 (all 5 switches are connected using a clever resistor trick to permit all the switches to share one analog pin)
  • For the microSD card, you'll also give up Digital 12 and 4. 
  • 2 white LED backlight, transistor connected. Defaults to 'on' but can be connected to a digital pin for PWM or simply turning off
  • Comes with header, requires soldering!
There's even a full open source graphics library that can draw pixels, lines, rectangles, circles, text and bitmaps as well as example code and a wiring tutorial from the good people at Adafruit! The code is written for Arduino but can be easily ported to your favorite microcontroller :-)

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