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displayio driver for ST7735B TFT-LCD displays.


This driver does not work for any current Adafruit Displays. It is intended to be used with displays with an ST7735B or similar chipset and was created using initialization codes from the Arduino Library. If you have a newer Adafruit Display with a ST7735R or ST7735S chip, please visit the Adafruit ST7735R Driver.


This driver depends on:

Please ensure all dependencies are available on the CircuitPython filesystem. This is easily achieved by downloading the Adafruit library and driver bundle.

Usage Example

import board
import displayio
from adafruit_st7735 import ST7735

spi = board.SPI()
tft_cs = board.D5
tft_dc = board.D6

display_bus = displayio.FourWire(spi, command=tft_dc, chip_select=tft_cs, reset=board.D9)

display = ST7735(display_bus, width=128, height=128)

# Make the display context
splash = displayio.Group(max_size=10)

color_bitmap = displayio.Bitmap(128, 128, 1)
color_palette = displayio.Palette(1)
color_palette[0] = 0xFF0000

bg_sprite = displayio.TileGrid(color_bitmap,
                               x=0, y=0)

while True:


Contributions are welcome! Please read our Code of Conduct before contributing to help this project stay welcoming.

Building locally

Zip release files

To build this library locally you'll need to install the circuitpython-build-tools package.

python3 -m venv .env
source .env/bin/activate
pip install circuitpython-build-tools

Once installed, make sure you are in the virtual environment:

source .env/bin/activate

Then run the build:

circuitpython-build-bundles --filename_prefix adafruit-circuitpython-st7735 --library_location .

Sphinx documentation

Sphinx is used to build the documentation based on rST files and comments in the code. First, install dependencies (feel free to reuse the virtual environment from above):

python3 -m venv .env
source .env/bin/activate
pip install Sphinx sphinx-rtd-theme

Now, once you have the virtual environment activated:

cd docs
sphinx-build -E -W -b html . _build/html

This will output the documentation to docs/_build/html. Open the index.html in your browser to view them. It will also (due to -W) error out on any warning like Travis will. This is a good way to locally verify it will pass.

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