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Raspberry Pi launches official touch screen

Computer developer Raspberry Pi announced its official touch screens on September 8, 2015. The touch display has been priced at $60 and can turn any Raspberry Pi Model A+, Model B+ and the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B in to a mobile device.

raspberry pi touch

Users who are running the latest Raspbian operating system can have the ten finger touch and an onscreen keyboard. The credit-card sized computer and the new monitor can now become a portable machine. The company had announced the device a year back and has finally managed to launch it to the market.
The screen has a display serial interface, a digital parallel interface and it requires a driver board to interface with the Pi. Moreover the display also requires its own power connection and it can be shared with the Pi over USB. The Pi and the driver board depends on the DSI interface that leaves the Pi’s HDMI port free to power a second display. More details on the display adapter is mentioned on Raspberry Pi’s Foundation blog.
For the first use, the display will need some assembling as the driver board and a few cables need to be connected to the display. The devices in future will come assembled and will not require separate assembly.

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