1.44inch LCD HAT
1.44inch LCD HAT, SPI interfaces
- Operating voltage: 3.3V
- Interface: SPI
- LCD type: TFT
- Controller: ST7735S
- Resolution: 128*128 （Pixel）
- Display size: 25.5*26.5（mm）
- Pixel size: 0.129（W）*0.219（H）（MM）
- Dimension: 65 x 30.2(mm)
|PIN||Raspberry Pi Interface (BCM)||Description|
|Joystick UP||P6||Upward direction of the Joystick|
|Joystick Down||P19||Downward direction of the Joystick|
|Joystick Left||P5||Left direction of the Joystick|
|Joystick Right||P26||Right direction of the Joystick|
|Joystick Press||P13||Press the Joystick|
|SCLK||P11/SCLK||SPI clock line|
|MOSI||P10/MOS||SPI data line|
LCD and the controller
The ST7735S is a 132*162 pixel LCD controller, but the pixel of the 1.44inch LCD HAT is 128*128. So we have made some processing on the display: the horizontal direction starts from the second pixel, so that to guarantee the location of RAM in the LCD is consistent with the actual location at the same time.
This LCD accepts 8-bits/9-bits/16-bits/18-bits parallel interface, that are RGB444, RGB565, RGB666. The color format used in demo codes is RGB565.
This LCD use 4-lines SPI interface for reducing GPIO and fast speed.LCD
Note: Different from the traditional SPI protocol, the data line from the slave to the master is hidden since the device only has display requirement.
RESX Is the reset pin, it should be low when powering the module and be higher at other times;；
CSX is slave chip select, when CS is low, the chip is enabled.
D/CX is data/command control pin, when DC = 0, write command, when DC = 1, write data
SDA is the data pin for transmitting RGB data, it works as the MOSI pin of SPI interface;
SCL worka s the SCLK pins of SPI interface.
SPI communication has data transfer timing, which is combined by CPHA and CPOL.
CPOL determines the level of the serial synchronous clock at idle state. When CPOL = 0, the level is Low. However, CPOL has little effect to the transmission.
CPHA determines whether data is collected at the first clock edge or at the second clock edge of serial synchronous clock; when CPHL = 0, data is collected at the first clock edge.
There are 4 SPI communication modes. SPI0 is commonly used, in which CPHL = 0, CPOL = 0.
Working with Raspberry
Enable SPI interface
- Open terminal, use command to enter the configuration page
sudo raspi-config Choose Interfacing Options -> SPI -> Yes to enable SPI interface
Reboot Raspberry Pi：
Please make sure the SPI is not occupied by other devices, you can check in the middle of /boot/config.txt
- Install BCM2835 libraries
#Open the Raspberry Pi terminal and run the following command wget http://www.airspayce.com/mikem/bcm2835/bcm2835-1.71.tar.gz tar zxvf bcm2835-1.71.tar.gz cd bcm2835-1.71/ sudo ./configure && sudo make && sudo make check && sudo make install # For more information, please refer to the official website: http://www.airspayce.com/mikem/bcm2835/
- Install wiringPi libraries
#Open the Raspberry Pi terminal and run the following command sudo apt-get install wiringpi #For Raspberry Pi systems after May 2019 (earlier than before, you may not need to execute), you may need to upgrade: wget https://project-downloads.drogon.net/wiringpi-latest.deb sudo dpkg -i wiringpi-latest.deb gpio -v # Run gpio -v and version 2.52 will appear. If it does not appear, the installation is wrong #Bullseye branch system use the following command: git clone https://github.com/WiringPi/WiringPi cd WiringPi ./build gpio -v # Run gpio -v and version 2.60 will appear. If it does not appear, it means that there is an installation error
- Install Python libraries
#python2 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python-pip sudo apt-get install python-pil sudo apt-get install python-numpy sudo pip install RPi.GPIO sudo pip install spidev #python3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python3-pip sudo apt-get install python3-pil sudo apt-get install python3-numpy sudo pip3 install RPi.GPIO sudo pip3 install spidev
Open Raspberry Pi terminal and run the following command
sudo apt-get install unzip -y sudo wget https://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/8/8d/LCD_Module_RPI_code.zip sudo unzip ./LCD_Module_RPI_code.zip -d ./LCD_Module_RPI_code/ cd LCD_Module_RPI_code/RaspberryPi/
cd c sudo make clean make sudo ./main
For Raspberry Pi 4B and the system later than raspbian_lite-2019-06-20, you need to set as follows, and the key can be input normally
sudo nano /boot/config.txt #Add the following: gpio=6,19,5,26,13,21,20,16=pu
cd python sudo python main.py sudo python key_demo.py
The Framebuffer uses a memory area to store the display content, and changes the data in the memory to change the display content.
There is an open-source project on github: fbcp-ili9341. Compared with other fbcp projects, this project uses partial refresh and DMA to achieve a refresh rate of up to 60fps.
Compile and Run
cd ~ sudo apt-get install cmake -y sudo apt-get install p7zip-full -y wget https://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/f/f9/Waveshare_fbcp.7z 7z x Waveshare_fbcp.7z -o./waveshare_fbcp cd waveshare_fbcp mkdir build cd build
If you are using 1.44inch_LCD_HAT:
cmake -DSPI_BUS_CLOCK_DIVISOR=20 -DWAVESHARE_1INCH44_LCD_HAT=ON -DBACKLIGHT_CONTROL=ON -DSTATISTICS=0 ..
If you are using 1.3inch_LCD_HAT:
cmake -DSPI_BUS_CLOCK_DIVISOR=20 -DWAVESHARE_1INCH3_LCD_HAT=ON -DBACKLIGHT_CONTROL=ON -DSTATISTICS=0 ..
make -j sudo ./fbcp
Auto-start when Power on
sudo cp ~/waveshare_fbcp/build/fbcp /usr/local/bin/fbcp sudo nano /etc/rc.local
And then add fbcp& before exit 0, as the picture below.
Set the Display Resolution
Set the user interface display size in the /boot/config.txt file.
sudo nano /boot/config.txt
Then add the following lines at the end of the config.txt.
hdmi_force_hotplug=1 hdmi_cvt=300 300 60 1 0 0 0 hdmi_group=2 hdmi_mode=87 display_rotate=0
【Note】If you are using Raspberry Pi 4B, you need to comment out the following lines on the [pi4] part. The modification is as below:
[pi4] # Enable DRM VC4 V3D driver on top of the dispmanx display stack #dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d #max_framebuffers=2
And then reboot the system
The final display effect is scaled and displayed on the 1.3inch LCD in proportion. The setting of the resolution here should be slightly larger than the LCD resolution, the too high resolution will cause the font display to be blurred.
After rebooting the system, the Raspberry Pi OS user interface will be displayed.
There are a joystick and three buttons on the panel of the module, which we can use to control the mouse of the Raspberry Pi
- Install the library, then download and run the demo
#python2 sudo apt-get install python-xlib sudo pip install PyMouse wget https://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/d/d3/Mouse.7z 7z x Mouse.7z sudo python mouse.py #python3 sudo apt-get install python3-xlib sudo pip3 install PyMouse sudo pip3 install unix sudo pip3 install PyUserInput wget http://www.waveshare.net/w/upload/d/d3/Mouse.7z 7z x Mouse.7z sudo python3 mouse.py
- 【Note】The mouse.py needs to run under the graphical interface, which will not run under the SSH login. You can skip this step directly, the Pi will run the demo automatically by booting up.
- If you are using the Raspberry PI 4B and the version of your image is after raspbian_lite-2019-06-20, you need to set as below:
sudo nano /boot/config.txt
And then add the following line at the end of the config.txt.
Use the joystick to move up, down, left, and right, you can see that the mouse is moving.
- Set the auto-start when power on
Be careful not to add it to /etc/rc.local, because rc.local will be executed before the system enters the desktop, and if the PyMouse module runs on the command line interface, it will report an error that there is no mouse event, so we need to execute the following:
cd .config/ mkdir autostart cd autostart/ sudo nano local.desktop
And then add the following lines at the end of the local.desktop
#python2 [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Exec=python /home/pi/mouse.py #python3 [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Exec=python3 /home/pi/mouse.py
Reboot the system, you can use the buttons to control the mouse.
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