Adafruit Releases 1.14-Inch Mini PiTFT Display for the Raspberry Pi
The Adafruit Mini PiTFT – 135×240 Color TFT Add-on for Raspberry Pi is your little TFT pal, ready to snap onto any and all Raspberry Pi computers, to give you a little display. The Mini PiTFT comes with a full color 240×135 pixel IPS display with great visibility at all angles. The TFT uses only the SPI port so its very fast, and we leave plenty of pins remaining available for buttons, LEDs, sensors, etc. It’s also nice and compact so it will fit into any case.
This display is super small, only about 1.14″ diagonal, but since it is an IPS display, its very readable with high contrast and visibility. We had a little space on the top so we give you two tactile buttons on GPIO pins so you can create a simple user interface.
Using the display is very easy, we have a kernel driver and Python library for the ST7789 chipset. You can set it up as a console output so you can have text and user interface through the Raspberry Pi OS or you draw images, text, whatever you like, using the Python imaging library. Our tests showed ~15 FPS update rates so you can do animations or simple video.
Comes completely pre-assembled and tested so you don’t need to do anything but plug it in and install our Python code! Works with any Raspberry Pi computer.
Despite its name, the Mini PiTFT isn’t the smallest Raspberry Pi display Adafruit has ever designed: The earlier PiOLED used a monochrome organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display panel measuring just 1″ diagonal, but with a somewhat restricted 128×32 resolution. The follow-up OLED Bonnet doubled the vertical resolution to a 128×64 total, but at the cost of a larger 1.3″ diagonal.
The Mini PiTFT is now available on Adafruit, and soon from the company’s international distribution partners, priced at $14.95.