The much-awaited official Raspberry Pi touch display has finally gone on sale. You can buy this $60 display and hook it up with your Pi board to get your own Pi tablet.
Raspberry Pi is an amazing piece of engineering and one of the most popular platforms being used by developers and makers. Just buy a $35 board, plug in some wires to connect your display, mouse and keyboard- you are good to go. Now, using a Pi is even more convenient as the Raspberry Pi foundation has launched its official Raspberry Pi touch display that will instantly convert your Pi board into a tablet.
The work on the official touch display for Pi started two years ago and now it’s here. This seven-inch screen features an RBG 800×480 display with ten-finger support touch. This display costs $60 and you can use it with the popular Pi computer to make your own tablet.
The display comes with an adapter board, DSI ribbon cable, 4 jumper wires, optional Perspex layer in multiple colors and 4 stand-offs. By using all these components, you can assemble these to get your touchscreen gadget. This display is made by UK-based Inelco Hunter and it’s compatible with Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, and Raspberry Pi Model B+ and A+.
The official Raspberry Pi touch display supports these interfaces: HDMI, DPI, DSI and DBI. Take a look at the video below.
- RGB 800×480 display @60fps
- 24-bit colour
- FT5406 10 point capacitive touchscreen
- 70-degree viewing angle
- Metal-backed display with mounting holes for the Pi
Raspberry Pi is a computer that is just equal to the size of a credit card. It has been widely successful and being used by people all over the world to power their projects.
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