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Raspberry PI with 3.5 inch LCD TFT screen

SSH RPI
  • RPI = Raspberry PI
  • First make sure you are able to SSH the RPI
  • Assuming desktop Stretch operating system is running
  • Download PUTTY and install
  • Identify your RPI ip address.
  • Connect to RPI
  • Default credentials:
    • Username: pi
    • Password: raspberry
  • How to copy files by SSH (pscp.exe)
  • Install MC (Midnight commander)
    • sudo apt-get update 
    • sudo apt-get install mc
Configure RPI to work with LCD

Connect to RPI the following:

  • SDCard with Stretch
  • Optional: Mouse & Keyboard (cause you can SSH the device)
  • Optional: HDMI Monitor (cause you can set LCD 3.5 Inch instead of HDMI monitor.
  • Case of RPI2 connect Wifi adapter.
  • LCD 3.5 Inch

Method 1 - Based on this link:

  • Open Terminal or SSH
  • sudo raspi-config
  • Enable
    • SPI
    • Overclocking
    • Expand filesystem
    • sudo reboot
    • OPTIONAL: 
      • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    • wget http://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/9/9d/LCD-show-151020.tar.gz
    • tar xvf LCD-show-151020.tar.gz
    • cd LCD-show
    • sudo ./LCD35-show
    • Switch back to HDMI:
      • sudo ./LCD-hdmi

Method 2 - Based on this link

  • Download LCD-show-170703.tar.gz
  • Screen rotation works
    • Open terminal and write
      • Rotate 90 dsegree: ./LCD35-show 90
      • Rotate 270 dsegree: ./LCD35-show 180
      • Switch back to HDMI: ./LCD-hdmi

Touch screen calibration

  • Menu -> Preferences -> Calibrate Touchscreen
  • A SH windows will open, follow the instructions there.
My 3.5"LCD

Not 100% stuff
Need to check