A quick look at the Wemos TFT 2.4 Touch Shield

This is a 2.4 inch TFT shield for a Wemos, its a large shield thats more than twice the size of a D1 mini but its an excellent little TFT screen and there are a couple of example to let you get up and running quick unlike some of the Arduino TFT shields which I have had trouble with in the past

This is a picture of the shield

Features

  • 2.4” diagonal LCD TFT display
  • 320×240 pixels
  • TFT Driver IC: ILI9341
  • Touch Screen controller IC: XPT2046

 

Code

You need to install various libraries – Adafruit_GFXAdafruit_ILI9341 and XPT2046_Touchscreen Library

Touchscreen example

#include <SPI.h>
#include <XPT2046_Touchscreen.h>
 
#define TS_CS D3 //for D1 mini or TFT I2C Connector Shield (V1.1.0 or later)
// #define TS_CS  12 //for D32 Pro
 
XPT2046_Touchscreen ts(TS_CS);
 
void setup()
{
  Serial.begin(115200);
  ts.begin();
  ts.setRotation(1);
  while (!Serial && (millis() <= 1000))
    ;
}
 
void loop()
{
  if (ts.touched())
  {
    TS_Point p = ts.getPoint();
    Serial.print("Pressure = ");
    Serial.print(p.z);
    Serial.print(", x = ");
    Serial.print(p.x);
    Serial.print(", y = ");
    Serial.print(p.y);
    delay(30);
    Serial.println();
  }
}

 

Default graphics example

 

#include <SPI.h>
#include <Adafruit_GFX.h>
#include <Adafruit_ILI9341.h>
 
#define TFT_CS D0  //for D1 mini or TFT I2C Connector Shield (V1.1.0 or later)
#define TFT_DC D8  //for D1 mini or TFT I2C Connector Shield (V1.1.0 or later)
#define TFT_RST -1 //for D1 mini or TFT I2C Connector Shield (V1.1.0 or later)
#define TS_CS D3   //for D1 mini or TFT I2C Connector Shield (V1.1.0 or later)
 
// #define TFT_CS 14  //for D32 Pro
// #define TFT_DC 27  //for D32 Pro
// #define TFT_RST 33 //for D32 Pro
// #define TS_CS  12 //for D32 Pro
 
Adafruit_ILI9341 tft = Adafruit_ILI9341(TFT_CS, TFT_DC, TFT_RST);
 
void setup()
{
  Serial.begin(115200);
  Serial.println("ILI9341 Test!");
 
  tft.begin();
 
  // read diagnostics (optional but can help debug problems)
  uint8_t x = tft.readcommand8(ILI9341_RDMODE);
  Serial.print("Display Power Mode: 0x");
  Serial.println(x, HEX);
  x = tft.readcommand8(ILI9341_RDMADCTL);
  Serial.print("MADCTL Mode: 0x");
  Serial.println(x, HEX);
  x = tft.readcommand8(ILI9341_RDPIXFMT);
  Serial.print("Pixel Format: 0x");
  Serial.println(x, HEX);
  x = tft.readcommand8(ILI9341_RDIMGFMT);
  Serial.print("Image Format: 0x");
  Serial.println(x, HEX);
  x = tft.readcommand8(ILI9341_RDSELFDIAG);
  Serial.print("Self Diagnostic: 0x");
  Serial.println(x, HEX);
 
  Serial.println(F("Benchmark                Time (microseconds)"));
  delay(10);
  Serial.print(F("Screen fill              "));
  Serial.println(testFillScreen());
  delay(500);
 
  Serial.println(F("Done!"));
}
 
void loop(void)
{
  for (uint8_t rotation = 0; rotation < 4; rotation++)
  {
    tft.setRotation(rotation);
    testText();
    delay(1000);
  }
}
 
unsigned long testFillScreen()
{
  unsigned long start = micros();
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_BLACK);
  yield();
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_RED);
  yield();
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_GREEN);
  yield();
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_BLUE);
  yield();
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_BLACK);
  yield();
  return micros() - start;
}
 
unsigned long testText()
{
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_BLACK);
  unsigned long start = micros();
  tft.setCursor(0, 0);
  tft.setTextColor(ILI9341_WHITE);
  tft.setTextSize(1);
  tft.println("Hello World!");
  tft.setTextColor(ILI9341_YELLOW);
  tft.setTextSize(2);
  tft.println(1234.56);
  tft.setTextColor(ILI9341_RED);
  tft.setTextSize(3);
  tft.println(0xDEADBEEF, HEX);
  tft.println();
  tft.setTextColor(ILI9341_GREEN);
  tft.setTextSize(5);
  tft.println("Groop");
  tft.setTextSize(2);
  tft.println("I implore thee,");
  tft.setTextSize(1);
  tft.println("my foonting turlingdromes.");
  tft.println("And hooptiously drangle me");
  tft.println("with crinkly bindlewurdles,");
  tft.println("Or I will rend thee");
  tft.println("in the gobberwarts");
  tft.println("with my blurglecruncheon,");
  tft.println("see if I don't!");
  return micros() - start;
}
 
unsigned long testLines(uint16_t color)
{
  unsigned long start, t;
  int x1, y1, x2, y2,
      w = tft.width(),
      h = tft.height();
 
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_BLACK);
  yield();
 
  x1 = y1 = 0;
  y2 = h - 1;
  start = micros();
  for (x2 = 0; x2 < w; x2 += 6)
    tft.drawLine(x1, y1, x2, y2, color);
  x2 = w - 1;
  for (y2 = 0; y2 < h; y2 += 6)
    tft.drawLine(x1, y1, x2, y2, color);
  t = micros() - start; // fillScreen doesn't count against timing
 
  yield();
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_BLACK);
  yield();
 
  x1 = w - 1;
  y1 = 0;
  y2 = h - 1;
  start = micros();
  for (x2 = 0; x2 < w; x2 += 6)
    tft.drawLine(x1, y1, x2, y2, color);
  x2 = 0;
  for (y2 = 0; y2 < h; y2 += 6)
    tft.drawLine(x1, y1, x2, y2, color);
  t += micros() - start;
 
  yield();
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_BLACK);
  yield();
 
  x1 = 0;
  y1 = h - 1;
  y2 = 0;
  start = micros();
  for (x2 = 0; x2 < w; x2 += 6)
    tft.drawLine(x1, y1, x2, y2, color);
  x2 = w - 1;
  for (y2 = 0; y2 < h; y2 += 6)
    tft.drawLine(x1, y1, x2, y2, color);
  t += micros() - start;
 
  yield();
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_BLACK);
  yield();
 
  x1 = w - 1;
  y1 = h - 1;
  y2 = 0;
  start = micros();
  for (x2 = 0; x2 < w; x2 += 6)
    tft.drawLine(x1, y1, x2, y2, color);
  x2 = 0;
  for (y2 = 0; y2 < h; y2 += 6)
    tft.drawLine(x1, y1, x2, y2, color);
 
  yield();
  return micros() - start;
}
 
unsigned long testFastLines(uint16_t color1, uint16_t color2)
{
  unsigned long start;
  int x, y, w = tft.width(), h = tft.height();
 
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_BLACK);
  start = micros();
  for (y = 0; y < h; y += 5)
    tft.drawFastHLine(0, y, w, color1);
  for (x = 0; x < w; x += 5)
    tft.drawFastVLine(x, 0, h, color2);
 
  return micros() - start;
}
 
unsigned long testRects(uint16_t color)
{
  unsigned long start;
  int n, i, i2,
      cx = tft.width() / 2,
      cy = tft.height() / 2;
 
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_BLACK);
  n = min(tft.width(), tft.height());
  start = micros();
  for (i = 2; i < n; i += 6)
  {
    i2 = i / 2;
    tft.drawRect(cx - i2, cy - i2, i, i, color);
  }
 
  return micros() - start;
}
 
unsigned long testFilledRects(uint16_t color1, uint16_t color2)
{
  unsigned long start, t = 0;
  int n, i, i2,
      cx = tft.width() / 2 - 1,
      cy = tft.height() / 2 - 1;
 
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_BLACK);
  n = min(tft.width(), tft.height());
  for (i = n; i > 0; i -= 6)
  {
    i2 = i / 2;
    start = micros();
    tft.fillRect(cx - i2, cy - i2, i, i, color1);
    t += micros() - start;
    // Outlines are not included in timing results
    tft.drawRect(cx - i2, cy - i2, i, i, color2);
    yield();
  }
 
  return t;
}
 
unsigned long testFilledCircles(uint8_t radius, uint16_t color)
{
  unsigned long start;
  int x, y, w = tft.width(), h = tft.height(), r2 = radius * 2;
 
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_BLACK);
  start = micros();
  for (x = radius; x < w; x += r2)
  {
    for (y = radius; y < h; y += r2)
    {
      tft.fillCircle(x, y, radius, color);
    }
  }
 
  return micros() - start;
}
 
unsigned long testCircles(uint8_t radius, uint16_t color)
{
  unsigned long start;
  int x, y, r2 = radius * 2,
            w = tft.width() + radius,
            h = tft.height() + radius;
 
  // Screen is not cleared for this one -- this is
  // intentional and does not affect the reported time.
  start = micros();
  for (x = 0; x < w; x += r2)
  {
    for (y = 0; y < h; y += r2)
    {
      tft.drawCircle(x, y, radius, color);
    }
  }
 
  return micros() - start;
}
 
unsigned long testTriangles()
{
  unsigned long start;
  int n, i, cx = tft.width() / 2 - 1,
            cy = tft.height() / 2 - 1;
 
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_BLACK);
  n = min(cx, cy);
  start = micros();
  for (i = 0; i < n; i += 5)
  {
    tft.drawTriangle(
        cx, cy - i,     // peak
        cx - i, cy + i, // bottom left
        cx + i, cy + i, // bottom right
        tft.color565(i, i, i));
  }
 
  return micros() - start;
}
 
unsigned long testFilledTriangles()
{
  unsigned long start, t = 0;
  int i, cx = tft.width() / 2 - 1,
         cy = tft.height() / 2 - 1;
 
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_BLACK);
  start = micros();
  for (i = min(cx, cy); i > 10; i -= 5)
  {
    start = micros();
    tft.fillTriangle(cx, cy - i, cx - i, cy + i, cx + i, cy + i,
                     tft.color565(0, i * 10, i * 10));
    t += micros() - start;
    tft.drawTriangle(cx, cy - i, cx - i, cy + i, cx + i, cy + i,
                     tft.color565(i * 10, i * 10, 0));
    yield();
  }
 
  return t;
}
 
unsigned long testRoundRects()
{
  unsigned long start;
  int w, i, i2,
      cx = tft.width() / 2 - 1,
      cy = tft.height() / 2 - 1;
 
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_BLACK);
  w = min(tft.width(), tft.height());
  start = micros();
  for (i = 0; i < w; i += 6)
  {
    i2 = i / 2;
    tft.drawRoundRect(cx - i2, cy - i2, i, i, i / 8, tft.color565(i, 0, 0));
  }
 
  return micros() - start;
}
 
unsigned long testFilledRoundRects()
{
  unsigned long start;
  int i, i2,
      cx = tft.width() / 2 - 1,
      cy = tft.height() / 2 - 1;
 
  tft.fillScreen(ILI9341_BLACK);
  start = micros();
  for (i = min(tft.width(), tft.height()); i > 20; i -= 6)
  {
    i2 = i / 2;
    tft.fillRoundRect(cx - i2, cy - i2, i, i, i / 8, tft.color565(0, i, 0));
    yield();
  }
 
  return micros() - start;
}

 

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