2017-01-07

2017-01-02

ESP8266 (NodeMCU) + 1.8 Inch TFT LCD Display Modul 128X160 SPI Serial ST7735B

Some notes how to connect a "1.8 Inch TFT LCD Display Modul 128X160 SPI Serial ST7735B IC SD Card für Arduino" to a ESP8266 running with NodeMCU.




You need a NodeMCU firmware with (at least) the modules bit and UCG (with st7735 display option).

NodeMCU custom build options.

Pinout/Connection

The display has a 8-pin and 16-pin interface. The TFT interface in both are the same. You can choose either of the two interfaces for wiring.

     ESP8266 --             DISP             -- ESP8266
     OPTION 1                                   OPTION 2
                 --------------------------
                |      ST7735B 1.8 TFT     |
                |                          |
         GND -- | GND  (1)                 |
         3V3 -- | VCC  (2)                 |
                | NC   (3)                 |
         3V3 -- | BL   (4)         (1) RST | -- GPIO16 (D0)
                | NC   (5)         (2) CS  | -- GPIO15* (D8) 
GPIO16  (D0) -- | RST  (6) TFT     (3) D/C | -- GPIO02 (D4)
GPIO02  (D4) -- | RS   (7) TFT     (4) DIN | -- GPIO13 (D7)
GPIO13  (D7) -- | SDA  (8) TFT     (5) CLK | -- GPIO14 (D5)
GPIO14  (D5) -- | SCK  (9) TFT     (6) VCC | -- 3V3
GPIO15* (D8) -- | CS   (10)TFT     (7) BL  | -- 3V3
                | CLK  (11)SD      (8) GND | -- GND
                | MISO (12)SD              |
                | MOSI (13)SD              |
                | CS   (14)SD              |
                | NC   (16)                |
                | NC   (15)                |
                 --------------------------

*) pull-down 10k to GND

ESP8266 NodeMCU dev board connected to 16pin interface of TFT
ESP8266 NodeMCU dev board connected to 8pin interface of TFT

Test

I use the GraphicsTest.lua to test the connection. GraphicsTest is part of the NodeMCU examples (you have to upload also all GT_*.lua files to run the test).