Last week I saw this 3.5″ Touchscreen LCD and case on Amazon for $20 so I ordered it thinking it would be fairly easy to install and get to work. I was wrong and spent the better part of a Saturday looking at this:
After spending 5 or 6 hours digging through forums, reddit posts and reinstalling my Raspberry Pi 3 times I finally got it to work:
Hoping that no one else has to go through this I put together instructions and posted them on GitHub.
Now I have a cool desk clock (sudo apt-get install tty-clock) that on the backend can be doing all kinds of amazing stuff (like being a persistent reverse SSH tunnel):