3.5 inch LCD Touch Screen and RPI Case

RPI fan case  + LCD

That was in danger of becoming a very long title. I just bought this display/case combo for Raspberry Pi – I’m pretty sure from Banggood (no clue in the package) – but anyway as they have the driver links and the driver was not included in the box – see over the break. The links work.

I have this LCD running on one of my Raspberry Pi 2 boards, I like it but not had 100% success with the touch screen. The package I bought includes the LCD screen and RPI case.  As finding a bezel for these and similar displays is usually half the battle, I thought this was a good idea.

RPI Case and LCD Combo

Somewhere in the back of my mind I’d hoped the touch interface would work like an Android box and give you an on-screen keyboard – they usually don’t on reflection, I can’t see one and the touch part anyway does not work in command prompt mode – the screen works a treat but not the touch part. You get a touch pen with the kit. Not a lot to say here, of course, you can’t use a fan and the LCD at the same time as the former requires the (provided) top shown here, the latter doesn’t.

If you are using the Raspberry Pi in the graphical desktop then the display is likely useful, not so much at command line level (for me) but of course you can do setups on site without having to hook up a screen which could come in handy, by comparison a little keyboard and mouse (or better – combined)  are easy to carry about.

At this point I would normally say I’m generally happy with a little OLED display on the PI but having recently confirmed the poor operational life of the cheap OLED displays I won’t.

Incidentally this case and display combo works with both RPi 2 and 3

Product Link: 3.5 inch TFT LCD touch-screen + protective case supporting cooling fan + touch pen kit for raspberry pi 3b+/3b/2b Sale – Banggood.com

Driver: https://github.com/goodtft/LCD-show 
Issue and fix as my ILI9486-based display (MP13501) initially had the touch controls at 90 degrees. As it stands, they’re still not precise enough to use but at least noe pointing in the right direction

Issue and fix:  https://github.com/goodtft/LCD-show/issues/106


6 thoughts on “3.5 inch LCD Touch Screen and RPI Case

  1. Cool looking! curious what you mean that the screen is useless in command prompt… why is that? letters to small to read? I intend to use keyboard ans mouse combo… will I be able to use this screen in command prompt?

    1. I meant – no touch screen in command prompt.. hence you need keyboard and mouse. Not too small for me. I used it in command prompt yes.

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