Demos for ILI9341-based TFT displays using the Espressif ESP32
See end of this file for credits and code provenance
The original Arduino libraries above work for those using the Arduino-ESP32 project, with some pin modifications for your particular setup (e.g., the ESP-WROVER-KIT, which also controls the backlight on GPIO_5). The ILI9341 driver in particular is ESP32-aware now.
While there are no plans to convert the native SDK-based demos below to Arduino-ESP32 code, Arduino-specific demos are included here now.
Demo code (tested using the ESP-WROVER-KIT)
- Install Arduino-ESP32
- Add the Adafruit_ILI9341 and the Adafruit-GFX-Library
- Build and flash via the Arduino IDE
- Install Espressif's esp-idf SDK and toolchain
- Build and flash using the usual SDK methods (
make flash; etc.).
About the SDK-based sample code:
The sample code consists of two parts:
Rotating cube https://youtu.be/kEWThKicO0Q
- Sample HVAC controller UI using the ESP-WROVER-KIT (for the extended version of this: http://habrahabr.ru/post/214257/) https://youtu.be/VraLl8XK1CI
The driver itself and needed dependencies are in /driver and /include/driver.
The driver is written in C++ which is not well supported by ESP8266 toolchain and sdk, so some dirty hack is needed to properly contstruct C++ objects. The code for this is in user/routines.cpp.
In spite of the fact that according to the datasheet max ILI9341's clock speed is 10MHz mine robustly works at up to 40MHz so I added SPI speed prescaler macro at the beginning of hspi.c. Defining it to 1 means HSPI will be clocked at 40MHz, 4 means 10 MHz.
What to demonstrate is controlled by macro UIDEMO defined at the beginning of user_main.cpp. If it's defined then the sample HVAC controller UI is shown, else, the rotating cube is rendered.
Wiring (see code for the ESP-WROVER-KIT default values)
The code uses hardware HSPI with hardware controlled CS, so the wiring shall be as follows:
ILI9341 pin --> ESP32 GPIO pin of choice MOSI --> GPIO13 MISO --> n/c CLK --> GPIO14 CS --> GPIO15 DC --> GPIO2 Reset --> pull up to 3.3V GND --> ground
Basis 1: https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_ILI9341 This is a library for the Adafruit ILI9341 display products
This library works with the Adafruit 2.8" Touch Shield V2 (SPI) ----> http://www.adafruit.com/products/1651 Check out the links above for our tutorials and wiring diagrams. These displays use SPI to communicate, 4 or 5 pins are required to interface (RST is optional). Adafruit invests time and resources providing this open source code, please support Adafruit and open-source hardware by purchasing products from Adafruit! Written by Limor Fried/Ladyada for Adafruit Industries. MIT license, all text above must be included in any redistribution
Basis 2: https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-GFX-Library This is the core graphics library for all our displays, providing a common set of graphics primitives (points, lines, circles, etc.). It needs to be paired with a hardware-specific library for each display device we carry (to handle the lower-level functions).
Adafruit invests time and resources providing this open source code, please support Adafruit and open-source hardware by purchasing products from Adafruit! Written by Limor Fried/Ladyada for Adafruit Industries. BSD license, check license.txt for more information. All text above must be included in any redistribution.
Both as modified by Sermus for the ESP8266: https://github.com/Sermus/ESP8266_Adafruit_ILI9341
Further modifications by Rudi, et. al. for the ESP32: http://esp32.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=636#p2907
Extended with text rendering routines from: http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-TFT-display-and-font-library/?ALLSTEPS
Original hspi code: https://github.com/Perfer/esp8266_ili9341