Tuesday, September 11, 2018

3.5 inch LCD Display on Raspberry Pi

I received a 3.5 inch LCD display which can be attached to the Raspberry Pi B+ device. It can be attached to the GPIO port of the RPi and use it as a display and as a touch screen for input. Installing drivers for the device was straightforward. Following are the steps I took to get it done.

(1) Download the software from the Github from the following project into a computer. https://github.com/goodtft/LCD-show

(2) Connect the RPi from the computer through SSH and copy the downloaded software into it.

(3) Move into the directory from the terminal and run the following command to install the driver software.

sudo ./LCD35-show

When the commend completes running, it automatically reboots the RPi and get back with the LCD touch screen.