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+.
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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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