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SSD1289 TFT display with Arduino

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This is a very short example. How to conenct and use this SSD1289 TFT touch display with Arduino. You need to make the connection and downlaod the library. Then downlaod or copy/paste the example code.
First, you need an SSD1289 TFT display like this one on this link and an Arduino MEGA and the shield. This uses SPI communication to show text, numbers or any other logo with colours. To send data, we will need a library that you will find below. It also have an SD card slot.

SSD1289 TFT display Arduino example







PART 1 - Schematic


Ok, make DATA connection FOR THE DISPLAY between the Arduino and the TFT display as below. Then, downlaod the library and example code.


scheamtic Arduino SSD1289 display




PART 2 - Example code


First, we need the UTFT.h and URTouch.h library that you could dowload from below. So, for that, go below and downlaod that library. It will be a .zip file. Open Arduino IDE and go to sketch, include library, add .zip library and select the downlaoded file. Now the library is installed. You could downlaod the example code or just copy/paste it from below.

Download UTFT library:
Download URTouch library:
Download UTFT_SdRaw library:


Download the example code:



/*  Arduino TFT Tutorial
 *  Program made by Dejan Nedelkovski,
 *  www.HowToMechatronics.com 
 */
 
/*  This program uses the UTFT and URTouch libraries
 *  made by Henning Karlsen. 
 *  You can find and download them at:
 *  www.RinkyDinkElectronics.com
 */
#include <UTFT.h> 
#include <URTouch.h>
//==== Creating Objects
UTFT    myGLCD(SSD1289,38,39,40,41); //Parameters should be adjusted to your Display/Schield model
URTouch  myTouch( 6, 5, 4, 3, 2);
//==== Defining Variables
extern uint8_t SmallFont[];
extern uint8_t BigFont[];
extern uint8_t SevenSegNumFont[];
extern unsigned int bird01[0x41A];
int x, y;
char currentPage, selectedUnit;
//Ultrasonic Sensor
const int VCC = 13;
const int trigPin = 11;
const int echoPin = 12;
long duration;
int distanceInch, distanceCm;
// RGB LEDs
const int redLed = 10;
const int greenLed = 9;
const int blueLed = 8;
int xR=38;
int xG=38;
int xB=38;
// Floppy Bird
int xP = 319;
int yP = 100;
int yB = 30;
int fallRateInt = 0;
float fallRate =0;
int score=0;
const int button = 14;
int buttonState = 0;
void setup() {
// Initial setup
  myGLCD.InitLCD();
  myGLCD.clrScr();
  myTouch.InitTouch();
  myTouch.setPrecision(PREC_MEDIUM);
  // Defining Pin Modes
  pinMode(VCC, OUTPUT); // VCC
  pinMode(trigPin, OUTPUT); // Sets the trigPin as an Output
  pinMode(echoPin, INPUT); // Sets the echoPin as an Input
  pinMode(redLed, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(greenLed, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(blueLed, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(button, INPUT);
  digitalWrite(VCC, HIGH); // +5V - Pin 13 as VCC
  drawHomeScreen();  // Draws the Home Screen
  currentPage = '0'; // Indicates that we are at Home Screen
  selectedUnit = '0'; // Indicates the selected unit for the first example, cms or inches
}
void loop() {
}


// ====== Custom Funtions ======
// drawHomeScreen - Custom Function
void drawHomeScreen() {
  // Title
  myGLCD.setBackColor(0,0,0); // Sets the background color of the area where the text will be printed to black
  myGLCD.setColor(255, 255, 255); // Sets color to white
  myGLCD.setFont(BigFont); // Sets font to big
  myGLCD.print("Arduino TFT Tutorial", CENTER, 10); // Prints the string on the screen
  myGLCD.setColor(255, 0, 0); // Sets color to red
  myGLCD.drawLine(0,32,319,32); // Draws the red line
  myGLCD.setColor(255, 255, 255); // Sets color to white
  myGLCD.setFont(SmallFont); // Sets the font to small
  myGLCD.print("by HowToMechatronics.com", CENTER, 41); // Prints the string
  myGLCD.setFont(BigFont);
  myGLCD.print("Select Example", CENTER, 64);
  
  // Button - Distance Sensor
  myGLCD.setColor(16, 167, 103); // Sets green color
  myGLCD.fillRoundRect (35, 90, 285, 130); // Draws filled rounded rectangle
  myGLCD.setColor(255, 255, 255); // Sets color to white
  myGLCD.drawRoundRect (35, 90, 285, 130); // Draws rounded rectangle without a fill, so the overall appearance of the button looks like it has a frame
  myGLCD.setFont(BigFont); // Sets the font to big
  myGLCD.setBackColor(16, 167, 103); // Sets the background color of the area where the text will be printed to green, same as the button
  myGLCD.print("DISTANCE SENSOR", CENTER, 102); // Prints the string
  
  // Button - RGB LED Control
  myGLCD.setColor(16, 167, 103);
  myGLCD.fillRoundRect (35, 140, 285, 180);
  myGLCD.setColor(255, 255, 255);
  myGLCD.drawRoundRect (35, 140, 285, 180);
  myGLCD.setFont(BigFont);
  myGLCD.setBackColor(16, 167, 103);
  myGLCD.print("RGB LED CONTROL", CENTER, 152);
  // Button - Birduino
  myGLCD.setColor(16, 167, 103);
  myGLCD.fillRoundRect (35, 190, 285, 230);
  myGLCD.setColor(255, 255, 255);
  myGLCD.drawRoundRect (35, 190, 285, 230);
  myGLCD.setFont(BigFont);
  myGLCD.setBackColor(16, 167, 103);
  myGLCD.print("BIRDUINO GAME", CENTER, 202);
}








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