2.8" TFT Touch Shield + arduino 1.0 + adafruit library what's wrong?
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2.8" TFT Touch Shield + arduino 1.0 + adafruit library what's wrong?

by zongonet on Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:27 pm

Good evening everybody,
I'm new here and I tried to check the solution to my issue all over the forum but without success.
So, my problem is that my 2.8" TFT Touch Shield doesn't work with Arduino and adafruit library.
I tried, first of all, to play with the "seeedstudio" library (I think this is the "official") and everything went well.
But this library is really poor and I tried out with the adafruit. But nothing happens.
Worst, I check for the code in Arduino IDE and everything is ok (no error, no problems) and I can even upload the code but my TFT is just turned on (lighted with a uniform "white" light), and nothing else.
I checked for the serial communication in serial monitor and I found that the "Z" pressure information is transmitting but there is nothing more. I would like to test the rotation Text feature and I cannot. All the examples are correct (no code problems) and I can upload to Arduino everything... but you know, nothing happens.
One important thing (I hope) is that I'm not using the SD card reader Shield and I attached the TFT monitor directly on the Arduino duemilanove card. Could be this a matter?

Please, if some of you solved the problem, could you tell me how?
Thanks a lot in advance

Zong
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Re: 2.8" TFT Touch Shield + arduino 1.0 + adafruit library what's wrong?

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:35 pm

I tried, first of all, to play with the "seeedstudio" library (I think this is the "official") and everything went well.

Did you purchase the Seed Studio Touch Shield? The Adafruit Libraries work with Adafruit's Touch Shield.
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Re: 2.8" TFT Touch Shield + arduino 1.0 + adafruit library what's wrong?

by zongonet on Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:53 am

Thanks for your quick answer. The tft are very similar and I thought that adafruit made a library for the same item (the seeed studio tft device).
Do you know about any campatibility among these two products?
(Or It seems I should by one more tft!)

Thanks again.

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Re: 2.8" TFT Touch Shield + arduino 1.0 + adafruit library what's wrong?

by adafruit_support_bill on Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:29 am

From a quick look at the specifications, they appear to be using a completely different controller chip.
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Re: 2.8" TFT Touch Shield + arduino 1.0 + adafruit library what's wrong?

by zparticle on Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:33 pm

If you need a simple GUI library for the v1 SeeedStudio 2.8" TFT Touch Screen check out this lib I just put up:

http://code.google.com/p/touch-screen-menu-library/

also you can see a little video of it at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOUUsHCk ... e=youtu.be
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Re: 2.8" TFT Touch Shield + arduino 1.0 + adafruit library what's wrong?

by p-brane on Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:58 pm

zparticle, that zip file for the library seems to be corrupted. It does say the site was having issues. Have you uploaded it to another site where I can download and have a look at it?
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Re: 2.8" TFT Touch Shield + arduino 1.0 + adafruit library what's wrong?

by p-brane on Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:04 pm

Please disregard, I found the code.google.com link. The seeduino site must still be having problems. Thanks.
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