Raspberry Pi Guides User Guide

Hardware connection

Please connect the LCD to your Raspberry Pi by the 8PIn cable according to the table below

Connect to Raspberry Pi
LCDRaspberry Pi

The color of actual cable may be different with the figure here, please connect them according to the pins instead of color.

Enable SPI interface

  • Open terminal, use command to enter the configuration page
sudo raspi-config
Choose Interfacing Options -> SPI -> Yes  to enable SPI interface

Reboot Raspberry Pi:

sudo reboot

Please make sure that SPI interface was not used by other devices

Install Libraries

  • Install BCM2835 libraries
wget http://www.airspayce.com/mikem/bcm2835/bcm2835-1.60.tar.gz
tar zxvf bcm2835-1.60.tar.gz 
cd bcm2835-1.60/
sudo ./configure
sudo make
sudo make check
sudo make install
#For more details, please refer to http://www.airspayce.com/mikem/bcm2835/
  • Install wiringPi libraries
sudo apt-get install wiringpi

#For Pi 4, you need to update it:
cd /tmp
wget https://project-downloads.drogon.net/wiringpi-latest.deb
sudo dpkg -i wiringpi-latest.deb
gpio -v
#You will get 2.52 information if you install it correctly
  • Install Python libraries
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python-pip
sudo apt-get install python-pil
sudo apt-get install python-numpy
sudo pip install RPi.GPIO
sudo pip install spidev
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python3-pip
sudo apt-get install python3-pil
sudo apt-get install python3-numpy
sudo pip3 install RPi.GPIO
sudo pip3 install spidev

Download Examples

Open Raspberry Pi terminal and run the following command

sudo apt-get install p7zip-full
sudo wget  https://www.waveshare.net/w/upload/a/a8/LCD_Module_RPI_code.7z
7z x LCD_Module_RPI_code.7z -O./LCD_Module_code
cd LCD_Module_code/RaspberryPi/

Run the demo codes

Please go into the RaspberryPi directory (demo codes) first and run the commands in terminal

C codes

  • Re-compile the demo codes
cd c
sudo make clean
sudo make -j 8

This examples are made for multi-dusplay, you can input the type of the LCD when using.

sudo ./main <<type of LCD>>

Use the command according to LCD::

sudo ./main 0.96
sudo ./main 1.14
sudo ./main 1.3
sudo ./main 1.54
sudo ./main 1.8
sudo ./main 2
sudo ./main 2.4


  • Enter the python directory and run ls -al
cd python/examples
ls -l

You can check all the files which are listed in type:

0inch96_LCD_test.py    0.96inch LCD example
1inch14_LCD_test.py1.14inch LCD example
1inch3_LCD_test.py1.3inch LCD example
1inch54_LCD_test.py1.54inchLCD example
1inch8_LCD_test.py1.8inch LCD example
2inch_LCD_test.py2inch LCD example
2inch4_LCD_test.py2.4inch LCD example
  • Run the example
# python2
sudo python 0inch96_LCD_test.py
sudo python 1inch14_LCD_test.py
sudo python 1inch3_LCD_test.py
sudo python 1inch54_LCD_test.py
sudo python 1inch8_LCD_test.py
sudo python 2inch_LCD_test.py
sudo python 2inch4_LCD_test.py
# python3
sudo python3 0inch96_LCD_test.py
sudo python3 1inch14_LCD_test.py
sudo python3 1inch3_LCD_test.py
sudo python3 1inch54_LCD_test.py
sudo python3 1inch8_LCD_test.py
sudo python3 2inch_LCD_test.py
sudo python3 2inch4_LCD_test.py
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