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1.3" SPI Colour LCD (240x240) Breakout

SKU 3434
£14.99 inc VAT
£12.49 ex VAT
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A crisp, high-res, 1.3" square (240x240 pixel), full-colour LCD with great viewing angles (IPS) to add some pizzazz to all your Raspberry Pi or Arduino projects.

The square form-factor of this display makes it great for cramming lots of information on—data, graphs, even things like album art and photos. Like the smaller 0.9" LCD breakout, this one is an IPS display, so it has great viewing angles and it's super-crisp and bright.

It's driven by SPI and you should be able to run it at up to ~50FPS, although they've found that anywhere from 10FPS looks good for most uses.

  • 1.3" colour LCD (240x240 pixels)
  • SPI interface
  • 3.3V or 5V compatible
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Display specifications

  • 240x240 pixels (~260 PPI)
  • 23.4x23.4mm active area
  • 250m2 luminance
  • 800:1 contrast ratio
  • 160° viewing angle (horizontal and vertical)
  • ST7789V driver chip

Python Library - Adapted to make it straightforward to display images, text, graphics, and displaying animated GIFs!

Connecting to your Raspberry Pi

If you're not using a Breakout Garden HAT with SPI, then this is how to easily connect your LCD Breakout up to your Raspberry Pi.

The library is set up to use SPI 0 on the Pi (BCM 8 for CS, BCM 11 for SCK, and BCM 10 for MOSI), BCM 9 for DC, and BCM 18 for the backlight.

Here's which pins to connect between your 1.3" LCD Breakout and your Pi's GPIO (note that it's BCM pin numbering):

  • 3-5V to any 5V or 3V pin
  • CS to BCM 8
  • SCK to BCM 11
  • MOSI to BCM 10
  • DC to BCM 9
  • BL to BCM 18
  • GND to any ground pin

You can, of course, use other pins with your LCD Breakout, but you'll have to change them accordingly when you instantiate the display in your code.