Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Waveshare 3.5" 320*480 Raspberry Pi LCD Display Module

It's a Waveshare Raspberry Pi LCD Display Module 3.5inch 320*480 TFT Resistive Touch Screen Panel using SPI Interface. The seller provide pre-built image can boot Raspberry Pi directly, and also driver for for Raspbian Jessie.

This video show how to install driver on Raspberry Pi 2 running current Raspbian Jessie, 2016-05-27-raspbian-jessie.

As usually, setup your Raspberry Pi with Raspbian Jessie image.
Update software and firmware:
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade
$ sudo rpi-update
(Reboot if need)

The web page http://www.waveshare.net/wiki/3.5inch_RPi_LCD_(A) provide download link of the driver, currently 树莓派LCD驱动:160520.

树莓派驱动----支持2016-05-10-raspbian-jessie镜像,支持Raspberry pi 3 model B 该驱动不支持2016-05-10之前的raspbian镜像
(Raspberry Pi driver - support 2016-05-10 Raspbian Jessie image, support Raspberry Pi 3B.
This driver NOT support image before 2016-05-10)

Un-pack the downloaded file, and run the installer. For 3.5 inch display, enter:
$ ./LDC35-show

The Raspberry Pi will reboot, and display on the 3.5" LCD Display. ~ Finished, so easy.


Sam G said...

Please help me. All of the steps worked just as the video showed, but my RPi 3b's elecrow 3.5" won't turn on. After I installed the driver, when the pi turned on, it gives me an error message. Something about a kernel error or an upload. it's weird. please help me. you're my only hope! (literally, I've tore apart the whole internet looking for help and this is the closest thing to what I need.

Andr.oid Eric said...

hello Sam G,

I haven't tested it on newest Raspbian. The video show running on 2016-05-27-raspbian-jessie

Can you read Chinese, the document state that it should run on 2016-05-27-raspbian-jessie.

Andr.oid Eric said...

hello hello Sam G,

Or you can try the pre-build image, base on 2016-05-27-raspbian-jessie.
(I haven't tried it)

3.5inch RPi LCD (A)启动镜像-基于2016-05-27-raspbian-jessie-------------提取码:6a0c。