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Official Raspberry Pi 7″ Touchscreen Display: Pi Pan

by Lambert Varias
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Last year we checked out the PiTouch, a third-party 10″ touchscreen display for the Raspberry Pi. But that takes up the Pi’s HDMI port and more importantly isn’t for sale as of this writing. Thankfully the Rasberry Pi Foundation has released its own 7″ touchscreen display for the Pi.

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The display has a meager 800×480 resolution but is capable of detecting up to 10 points of touch. Equally important is the fact that it connects to the Pi’s DSI port, leaving the HDMI port free for other uses. It also gives you the option to power both the display and a connected Pi with the same power supply.

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The display is naked like the Pi so you’ll most likely need to get or make a case for it. That’s why electronics shop Pimoroni came up with a bundle that includes the display and a Perspex case, shown below fully assembled.

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Here’s RasPi.TV with more on the display:

And here’s Matt Richardson with a sample project that uses the display:

You can buy the touchscreen display from Element 14 for $60 (USD); the Pimoroni bundle costs ~$90.

[via Raspberry Pi & RasPi.TV via Ars Technica]

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