2.4tft

Hi people,

I've had this tft: http://www.lipoly.de/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=199195 for a while and i'm totally perplexed by it. I cannot figure out how to wire it up to my uno or how to use the UTFT library to initialise. It doesn't help that the links are dead on that page. Ideally I want to use it in 8-bit mode Please help me, lots =(

You might need this: http://www.exp-tech.de/Shields/ITDB02-Arduino-Shield-V2-0--Arduino-kompatibel-.html

But i have not checked if the shield is compatible with your TFT.

Oliver

Sorry, was away for a while.

Yes I've seen that shield, but is it not possible to communicate with this thing without one? Feel like I'm jumping in at the deep end here. My background is software engineering, but trying hard to get to grips with microcontrollers.

Thanks for any help!

Hi

The extra shield does the level adaptation from 5V to 3.3 required for Uno and Mega boards. This will not be required for Due boards. So, with an Arduino Due, you may connect the TFT directly.

Oliver

Ok I sort of understand. Could I use a non-inverting hex buffer, like a CD4050 and do my own level shifting?

Yes.

Oliver