Cheap generic ILI9341 LCD code - working!

Hello -

I was given one of these: 2.4 inch TFT LCD Touch Screen Module Board For Arduino UNO from amazon:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Touch-Screen-Module-Board-Arduino/dp/B01GZP2CA4

It took me ages to get it working and calibrated… so I thought I should share my results here.

First, get the Adafruit_GFX and TFTLCD libraries and the TouchScreen library:
(and buy something from Adafruit store to say thank you)

Here is the working code with the above libraries:

// Paint example specifically for the TFTLCD breakout board.

// Touch screen library with X Y and Z (pressure) readings as well
// as oversampling to avoid 'bouncing'
// This demo code returns raw readings, public domain

/* modified for the https://www.amazon.co.uk/Touch-Screen-Module-Board-Arduino/dp/B01GZP2CA4
 'generic' 2.4 inch TFT LCD Touch Screen Module Board For Arduino 
*/

#include <Adafruit_GFX.h>    // Core graphics library
#include <Adafruit_TFTLCD.h> // Hardware-specific library
#include <TouchScreen.h>

#if defined(__SAM3X8E__)
    #undef __FlashStringHelper::F(string_literal)
    #define F(string_literal) string_literal
#endif

// these are different to most configs out there on the web!
#define YP A3  // must be an analog pin, use "An" notation!
#define XM A2  // must be an analog pin, use "An" notation!
#define YM 9   // can be a digital pin
#define XP 8   // can be a digital pin

// these needed to be calibrated to work with the screen - see the serial ourput (uncomment below) to calibrate yours
#define TS_MINX 230
#define TS_MINY 210
#define TS_MAXX 1150
#define TS_MAXY 1250

// For better pressure precision, we need to know the resistance
// between X+ and X- Use any multimeter to read it
// For the one we're using, its 300 ohms across the X plate
TouchScreen ts = TouchScreen(XP, YP, XM, YM, 300);

#define LCD_CS A3
#define LCD_CD A2
#define LCD_WR A1
#define LCD_RD A0
// optional
#define LCD_RESET A4

// Assign human-readable names to some common 16-bit color values:
#define	BLACK   0x0000
#define	BLUE    0x001F
#define	RED     0xF800
#define	GREEN   0x07E0
#define CYAN    0x07FF
#define MAGENTA 0xF81F
#define YELLOW  0xFFE0
#define WHITE   0xFFFF


Adafruit_TFTLCD tft(LCD_CS, LCD_CD, LCD_WR, LCD_RD, LCD_RESET);

#define BOXSIZE 40
#define PENRADIUS 3
int oldcolor, currentcolor;

void setup(void) {
  Serial.begin(9600);
  Serial.println(F("Paint!"));
  
  tft.reset();
  
  uint16_t identifier = tft.readID();

    if(identifier == 0x9325) {
    Serial.println(F("Found ILI9325 LCD driver"));
  } else if(identifier == 0x9327) {
    Serial.println(F("Found ILI9327 LCD driver"));
  } else if(identifier == 0x9328) {
    Serial.println(F("Found ILI9328 LCD driver"));
  } else if(identifier == 0x7575) {
    Serial.println(F("Found HX8347G LCD driver"));
  } else if(identifier == 0x9341) {
    Serial.println(F("Found ILI9341 LCD driver"));
  } else if(identifier == 0x8357) {
    Serial.println(F("Found HX8357D LCD driver"));
  } else if(identifier == 0x0154) {
    Serial.println(F("Found S6D0154 LCD driver"));
  } else if(identifier == 0x9488) {
    Serial.println(F("Found ILI9488 LCD driver"));
  } else {
    Serial.print(F("Unknown LCD driver chip: "));
    Serial.println(identifier, HEX);
    Serial.println(F("If using the Adafruit 2.8\" TFT Arduino shield, the line:"));
    Serial.println(F("  #define USE_ADAFRUIT_SHIELD_PINOUT"));
    Serial.println(F("should appear in the library header (Adafruit_TFT.h)."));
    Serial.println(F("If using the breakout board, it should NOT be #defined!"));
    Serial.println(F("Also if using the breakout, double-check that all wiring"));
    Serial.println(F("matches the tutorial."));
    return;
  }

  tft.begin(identifier);

  tft.fillScreen(BLACK);

  tft.fillRect(0, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, RED);
  tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, YELLOW);
  tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE*2, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, GREEN);
  tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE*3, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, CYAN);
  tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE*4, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, BLUE);
  tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE*5, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, MAGENTA);
  // tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE*6, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, WHITE);
 
  tft.drawRect(0, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, WHITE);
  currentcolor = RED;
 
  pinMode(13, OUTPUT);
}

#define MINPRESSURE 10
#define MAXPRESSURE 1000

void loop()
{
  digitalWrite(13, HIGH);
  TSPoint p = ts.getPoint();
  digitalWrite(13, LOW);

  // if sharing pins, you'll need to fix the directions of the touchscreen pins
  //pinMode(XP, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(XM, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(YP, OUTPUT);
  //pinMode(YM, OUTPUT);

  // we have some minimum pressure we consider 'valid'
  // pressure of 0 means no pressing!

  if (p.z > MINPRESSURE && p.z < MAXPRESSURE) {
    
    // uncomment below to help with the calibration
    /*
    Serial.print("X = "); Serial.print(p.x);
    Serial.print("\tY = "); Serial.print(p.y);
    Serial.print("\tPressure = "); Serial.println(p.z);
    */
    
    if (p.y < (TS_MINY-5)) {
      Serial.println("erase");
      // press the bottom of the screen to erase 
      tft.fillRect(0, BOXSIZE, tft.width(), tft.height()-BOXSIZE, BLACK);
    }
    
    
    //This code needed reowrking to invert coordinates!
    p.x = map(p.x, TS_MINX, TS_MAXX, 0, tft.width() );
    p.y = map(p.y, TS_MINY, TS_MAXY, 0, tft.height() );
    
    // uncomment below to help with the calibration
    /*
    Serial.print("("); Serial.print(p.x);
    Serial.print(", "); Serial.print(p.y);
    Serial.println(")");
    */
    

    if (p.y < BOXSIZE) {
       oldcolor = currentcolor;

       if (p.x < BOXSIZE) { 
         currentcolor = RED; 
         tft.drawRect(0, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, WHITE);
       } else if (p.x < BOXSIZE*2) {
         currentcolor = YELLOW;
         tft.drawRect(BOXSIZE, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, WHITE);
       } else if (p.x < BOXSIZE*3) {
         currentcolor = GREEN;
         tft.drawRect(BOXSIZE*2, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, WHITE);
       } else if (p.x < BOXSIZE*4) {
         currentcolor = CYAN;
         tft.drawRect(BOXSIZE*3, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, WHITE);
       } else if (p.x < BOXSIZE*5) {
         currentcolor = BLUE;
         tft.drawRect(BOXSIZE*4, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, WHITE);
       } else if (p.x < BOXSIZE*6) {
         currentcolor = MAGENTA;
         tft.drawRect(BOXSIZE*5, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, WHITE);
       }

       if (oldcolor != currentcolor) {
          if (oldcolor == RED) tft.fillRect(0, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, RED);
          if (oldcolor == YELLOW) tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, YELLOW);
          if (oldcolor == GREEN) tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE*2, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, GREEN);
          if (oldcolor == CYAN) tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE*3, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, CYAN);
          if (oldcolor == BLUE) tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE*4, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, BLUE);
          if (oldcolor == MAGENTA) tft.fillRect(BOXSIZE*5, 0, BOXSIZE, BOXSIZE, MAGENTA);
       }
    }
    if (((p.y-PENRADIUS) > BOXSIZE) && ((p.y+PENRADIUS) < tft.height())) {
      tft.fillCircle(p.x, p.y, PENRADIUS, currentcolor);
    }
  }
}

Happy touch paneling.