September 9, 2015: Stumped for a college term project? You can turn your Raspberry Pi wallet computer into a Tablet PC!
Online electronic retailers element14 have today globally launched the 7” Touchscreen Display for the Raspberry Pi, expanding the ecosystem of accessories, to enable users to create all-in-one integrated projects such as turning their Pi into a tablet, infotainment system or embedded project.
Claire Doyle, Global Head of Raspberry Pi, element14,says: “The Raspberry Pi board has been a revolutionary board for engineers and electronics enthusiasts, and this latest addition to the eco-system from Raspberry Pi Trading adds a truly interactive visual capability. The potential applications are huge and will lead to the emergence of many new innovative projects including tablets, personalised infotainment systems and home automation projects.”
Compatible with Raspberry Pi 2, and Raspberry Pi 1 models B+ and A+*, the screen can be used to make ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) devices with a visual display. Connect the Raspberry Pi, develop a Python script, and create home automation devices with touchscreen capability. A range of educational software and programs available on the Raspberry Pi will be touch enabled, making learning and programming easier on the Raspberry Pi.
The screen dimensions are 194mm x 110mm x 20mm (including standoffs), with a viewable screen size of 155mm x 86mm and screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels
Get started by downloading and installing the latest version of Raspbian Operating System and typing ‘sudo apt-get update’ and ‘sudo apt-get upgrade’ to install all of the latest drivers and software to support the touch screen display.
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