Mini PiTFT stats display

Published on March 12, 2020 by billz

Want to display useful real-time stats for RaspAP? Maybe you're looking to get started in hardware add-ons for the Raspberry Pi? If the answer to either of these questions is "yes", check out our latest guide. Adafruit's Mini PiTFT is an affordable (and dare we say, awesome) 135x240 color TFT display that is ideally suited for this application. It comes pre-assembled and tested so it can simply be attached to the Pi's header pins. No soldering is required.

We've modified Adafruit's sample code to output RaspAP's hostapd status and data transmission stats. You can also keep an eye on your Pi's CPU temperature and memory use.

We've included an easy method to have this run automatically when your Pi boots. Grab the source code and follow our detailed walkthrough to have this up and running in no time. Enjoy!