What TFT's are guaranteed to work with UNO or MEGA2560 ?

I have been reading these display forum post for several years now. And one thing has been driven home time and time again, Arduino and TFT displays seem to be a real hassle.

So I am wondering if there is a list somewhere of TFT displays and libraries that are guaranteed to work with a Arduino UNO or MEGA2560 ? Maybe in sizes 2" to 10".

I have trolled the web for this info but have found nothing definitive.

Lots of claims but all seem to have lots of sub-notes, dis-claimers, and maybe's attached and few solid answers.

Riverdi FT813 + Riverdi arduino-shield (5" and 7", 800x480, GD3 lib)
Riverdi FT812 + Riverdi arduino-shield (5" and 7", 800x480, GD3 lib)
Riverdi FT801 + Riverdi arduino-shield (4.3" and 5", 480x272, GD2 lib)
Riverdi FT800 + Riverdi arduino-shield (4.3" and 5", 480x272, GD2 lib)

HotMCU FT810 (5", 800x480, GD3 lib)
HotMCU FT811 (5", 800x480, GD3 lib)
HotMCU FT800 (4.3" and 5", 480x272, GD2 lib)

Gameduino 2 shield (4.3", 480x272, GD2 lib)

Mikroelektronika ConnectEVE (FT800, 4.3", 480x272, GD2 lib)

4DSystems FT843 + ADAM (FT800, 4.3", 480x272, GD2 lib)

For FT80X and FT81X: GD2 and GD3 library

Mega + Riverdi FT813 5" (800x480)+ Riverdi arduino shield

UNO + Riverdi FT813 5" (800x480)+ Riverdi arduino shield

Teensy 3.6 + Riverdi FT813 5" (800x480)+ Riverdi breakout-20

TFTLCDCyg:
Riverdi FT813 + Riverdi arduino-shield (5" and 7", 800x480, GD3 lib)
...

The most helpful info about TFTs and Arduino Mega (2560), answering to my own recent similar question.

Thank you very much!

Oldtron:
I have been reading these display forum post for several years now. And one thing has been driven home time and time again, Arduino and TFT displays seem to be a real hassle.

So I am wondering if there is a list somewhere of TFT displays and libraries that are guaranteed to work with a Arduino UNO or MEGA2560 ? Maybe in sizes 2" to 10".

  1. There is no list that I am aware of.
  2. Make sure that the display is mounted on an Arduino Shield. It will have the necessary level converters
  3. Some displays have a matching Adapter Shield. This must have the exact mating headers and level converters.

The "hassle" is down to punters that want to "wire everything by hand".
They are often allergic to capacitors, resistors, level converters, soldered connectors, ...

If you are unsure about a specific display, post a link to the Ebay item. Compare your device with photos on the link. Are they exactly the same?

And ask on the Forum.
You will get accurate replies.

David.

Thanks to both those that replied.

But a special thanks to TFTLCDCyg. Your post was exactly what I was looking for. And I am going to order a Riverdi FT813 + shield 7" and give it a try.

This will be my first try at using a TFT and anything bigger than a 20x4 LCD.

I can add for the Mega 2650 displays from sainsmart 4.3 inches and above with 2X20 pinset on one side. Same with the ITDB series from ITEAD and same with Elec freaks. These will also work with the UTFT and URTouch libraries. I do not think you will get a 10 inch display for the Mega 2560 in that such a display would probably require too much memory and too much voltage.

Check out the UTFT Library in the UTFT.zip file ( UTFT - Rinky-Dink Electronics ). In it is a file called:

UTFT_Supported_display_modules_&_controllers.pdf

This file lists the displays they got to work with their libraries so if they works with UTFT libraries they should work with appropriate Arduino boards.

Wow 7"!

It´s a great TFT. Remember read all info of that screen on Riverdi´s page.

Consider get a more powerful MCU like arduino Due, or Teensy 3.6

PD: my personal GD2 library modified for FT81X with demos, examples and some updates: (GD3) it here