📺 Waveshare Spotpear 3.2“ (v4) TFT-LCD with touch input + 3 buttons

16 Oct 2015

Cheap chinese tft lcd module with touch and 3 physical buttons. Connect the lcd on the Raspberry Pi and boot up the Raspbian/Debian (min. Wheezy), then follow the steps below to get it fully functional and calibrated:

Set the default FRAMEBUFFER to /dev/fb1 (accelerated output)

sudo nano /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-fbturbo.conf

and change Option “fbdev” “/dev/fb0″ to fb1.


Download the driver for the LCD, then reboot

sudo REPO_URI=https://github.com/notro/rpi-firmware rpi-update
sudo reboot

Enable SPI via raspi-config

sudo raspi-config

find the “Advanced Options” line, then enter yes and reboot.


Add modules to load at boot

sudo nano /etc/modules

add the code below the snd-bcm2835 line:

fbtft_device rotate=270 name=waveshare32b gpios=dc:22,reset:27 speed=48000000
fb_ili9340 width=320 height=240 buswidth=8 init=-1,0xCB,0x39,0x2C,0x00,0x34,0x02,-1,0xCF,0x00,0XC1,0X30,-1,0xE8,0x85,0x00,0x78,-1,0xEA,0x00,0x00,-1,0xED,0x64,0x03,0X12,0X81,-1,0xF7,0x20,-1,0xC0,0x23,-1,0xC1,0x10,-1,0xC5,0x3e,0x28,-1,0xC7,0x86,-1,0x36,0x28,-1,0x3A,0x55,-1,0xB1,0x00,0x18,-1,0xB6,0x08,0x82,0x27,-1,0xF2,0x00,-1,0x26,0x01,-1,0xE0,0x0F,0x31,0x2B,0x0C,0x0E,0x08,0x4E,0xF1,0x37,0x07,0x10,0x03,0x0E,0x09,0x00,-1,0XE1,0x00,0x0E,0x14,0x03,0x11,0x07,0x31,0xC1,0x48,0x08,0x0F,0x0C,0x31,0x36,0x0F,-1,0x11,-2,120,-1,0x29,-1,0x2c,-3

*** all in one line!


Add the code below to /boot/cmdline.txt:

sudo nano /boot/cmdline.txt
dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=ttyAMA0,115200 console=tty1 root=/dev/mmcblk0p6 rootfstype=ext4 elevator=deadline rootwait fbtft_device.custom fbtft_device.name=waveshare32b fbtft_device.gpios=dc:22,reset:27 fbtft_device.bgr=1 fbtft_device.speed=48000000 fbcon=map:10 fbcon=font:ProFont6x11 logo.nologo dma.dmachans=0x7f35 console=tty1 consoleblank=0 fbtft_device.fps=50 fbtft_device.rotate=0

*** all in one line!


Reboot again

sudo reboot


Activating the touchscreen

sudo nano /boot/config.txt

Insert this line on the end of config.txt:



Calibation Entry

sudo nano /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-calibration.conf
Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "calibration"
    MatchProduct "ADS7846 Touchscreen"
    Option "Calibration" "3900 240 3900 240"
    Option "InvertX" "1"

Invert the axis if you need to (1 1 = x y) by running the command below:

DISPLAY=:0 xinput --set-prop 'ADS7846 Touchscreen' 'Evdev Axis Inversion' 1 1