How display the BeagleBone desktop in a TFT touchscreen with the SPI protocol?

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Oshio

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May 30, 2016, 2:33:12 PM5/30/16
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I bought, accidentally, a capacitive touch screen TFT shiel for arduino. After some time I was able to implement this to work BeagleBone, I successfully sent an image to the screen.
My intention is to use it like a small monitor for an application that I'm writing in python with GTK library.

TFT Arduino Shield:
 Name:  2.8" TFT Touch Shield for Arduino v2.3.
 TFT Driver: Il9341
 Touch Driver: STMPE610

BeagleBone:
  BeagleBone Rev.A5A
  Image: Debian 8.4 

Why use SPI? The shield receive the image by SPI.

My question is:

I wanna know if it's possible to configure the BeagleBone, create a script or python code, that allows me to send the desktop through SPI? So I can use my TFT like a small monitor.

Best Regards.

Drew Fustini

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May 30, 2016, 3:02:34 PM5/30/16
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Check out FBTFT:
https://github.com/notro/fbtft/wiki/LCD-Modules

Here's example of me using it:
https://www.element14.com/community/community/designcenter/single-board-computers/next-gen_beaglebone/blog/2015/11/24/bbb-fbtft-linux-44-kernel

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