Buying is a Type of Hunting Game. TFT LCD Display For Arduino Buying Guide is an Important Article as No Where There is Any Practical Guide. Practically we will use it as a base either as receiver or the central machinery for some stuffs around Internet of Things. Just for getting started with DIY electronics, we published some articles which possibly will help who are not exactly related to hardware but has more to do with software. Those articles mostly can be found by using the search option on this website, searching with Arduino will help to sort out.
TFT LCD Display For Arduino : Why TFT LCD?
We are avoiding the basic electronic displays like LED display, basic LCD display as we are NOT really related to so basic works of electronics. This website was never for so basic guides. There are hundreds of those basic websites for those guides. Hardware are time consuming to write, most importantly, testing the useless hardware hugely waste our space. It might dishearten our some readers, but basically we need a rapid shift towards our main niche. Ultimately we have to connect with the servers.
We have three options – TFT LCD Display, TFT LCD Touch Display and OLED display. You can check various places, monochrome OLEDs are the choice right now for manufacturing electronic units. OLEDs are hugely power saving but are far better than monochrome LCDs. There is not HUGE options in OLEDs for Arduino. Usage is very lesser in most situations where we will need a display. TFT LCD Touch Display doubles up as an input too. Without a computer, we can do the desired works in the way, suppose we did with the old color mobile phones. Smartphones are mostly a full OS driven, hence can not be compared. Most works which other displays can perform a TFT LCD Touch Display is able to perform.
TFT LCD Display For Arduino : Buying Guide
There are several things to consider. First, it is basically meaningless to buy a bigger display at higher cost. Second, we do not need Mac like beautiful display. Third, connecting the display with various types of Arduino is not exactly very easy. Forth, even the official TFT LCD Touch Display library of Arduino is not fully complete, Adafruit has Open Source contribution. Fifth, there is a firmware of the whole thing, it is kind of “self dependent”. If a cheaper stuff’s library or firm is not compatible, no body’s father reverse engineer it.
Unfortunately, quite oddly – China branding is too less in this market at the time of publishing this article. We want to avoid direct purchase from Adafruit. They are not within normal budget of many users. Most importantly, why spend more when there is a cheaper option?
But again, unlike power supply of breadboard, China branding is not so prominent in TFT LCD Touch Display market.
We found two company’s name for 2.4″ TFT LCD Touch Displays – one is LuckSender, whose product sold around $4.99 in Ebay, but has a serious detailed pathetic, scary review by an Amazon customer. It probably has problem with compatibility.
Second company we found is named SainSmart. SainSmart is not exactly a small company, it has a modern website (we saw Affiliate link option in footer too – we are never interested to push anyone’s product to our readers), We noticed that, this company’s website has written :
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we probably do! Except for Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, the Moon…
But also we noticed that, SainSmart 3.2″ TFT LCD Display total unit for Arduino sells at Ebay at LESSER price than official website with free shipping. You can probably use the SainSmart’s forum for support. This display stuffs is probably less explored market.
For those who have lesser idea, this total stuff includes a board (shield) and a SD card slot too. $13.00 is not bad pricing for a TFT LCD Touch Display, although (as always) we think, the right price should be $1.30! We are kids, playing, we can not make money out of these, they should “sponsor” us. The market of Arduino is not exactly great right now unlike before, their monopoly is only in boards; Adafruit also not going great. Except display, the market is of China. Do not hurry, watch auctions and it is not improbable to get that brand’s at less than $10.00.