In this tutorial we use our Arduino to show an image slideshow on a 1.8 inch tft module with SD card support (HY-1.8 SPI). We will change the size and the format of the images and copy them to the SD card. After that the Arduino loads them from the card and shows them on the display.
In this a bit more extensive project we deal with several factors on the subject of indoor climate. We will measure the temperature, humidity and air pressure, saving maximum and minimum values of our measurements and show it on a TFT display.
To give our Arduino the chance to tell sometimes what’s actually going on and do not always use the serial monitor, it is time to buy him a small display. Fortunately, there is a wide range of available shields and breakout boards. In this case, we use a 1.8 inch TFT color display with 128×160 pixels (HY-1.8 SPI, the name on the board), equipped with an SPI interface, which gives us the opportunity compared to displays with parallel interface, to have more free ports for other applications available.
In order not to have to spend more information on the serial monitor, it is recommended to connect a display. The presented 1.8-inch TFT color display with SPI interface can help here. It has 128×160 pixels and needs in the minimum case, only 4 ports.