May 2018 - This is no longer being maintained by the original author.
Please feel free to fork, copy, adapt if you find it useable
V1.6 April 2015
LCD-TFT-1.44 128x128px. An SPI library for Raspberry Pi or Virtual GPIO.
The "BLACK" 1.44 board from eBay - eg http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/141239781210 - under $4!
The "RED" version. eg. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/400685907981
RED board has a hardware mistake that preconfigures to 128x160 instead of 128x128. V1.6 of this library corrects for the red board error, but YOU MUST SET "isRedBoard=True" in the TFT144 object constructor. Otherwise some display modes have screen contents jumbled.
Board has inbuilt 5V-3V (2.9?) regulator (which does NOT break out the 3V!!) As far as I can discern, logic level is still 3.3V limit, despite supply is 5V. Currently the code here is designed simply for case of 128x128 pixels. Brian Lavery (C) Oct 2014 brian (at) blavery (dot) com Free software, derived from: (1) ILI9163 128x128 LCD library - parallel I/O AVR C code Copyright (C) 2012 Simon Inns http://www.waitingforfriday.com/index.php/Reverse_Engineering_a_1.5_inch_Photoframe (2) ... then Antares python/parallel Raspberry Pi code: http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=58291&p=450201
Added: SPI access, BMP file load, double size fonts, python class, python3/2.7 compatibility Works on: Rasp Pi GPIO, or "virtual GPIO" 3.3V (identical library for both)
On Raspberry Pi, uses SpiDev and RPi.GPIO.
THIS BOARD WORKS A TREAT !!!!
See examples files for Raspberry Pi use, virtual-GPIO use, and "smart" GPIO selection (RPi or virtual)