Screen Dimensions: 194mm x 110mm x 20mm (including standoffs)
Viewable screen size: 155mm x 86mm
Screen Resolution 800 x 480 pixels
10 finger capacitive touch
Connects to the Raspberry Pi board using a ribbon cable connected to the DSI port
Adapter board is used to power the display and convert the parallel signals from the display to the serial (DSI) port on the Raspberry Pi
Will require the latest version of Raspbian OS to operate correctly
Features and Benefits
Turn your Raspberry Pi into a touch screen tablet, infotainment system, or standalone device.
Truly Interactive - the latest software drivers will support a virtual ‘on screen’ keyboard, so there is no need to plug in a keyboard and mouse.
Make your own ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) devices including a visual display. Simply connect your Raspberry Pi, develop a Python script to interact with the display, and you’re ready to create your own home automation devices with touch screen 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.
7” Touchscreen Display
DSI Ribbon cable
4 x stand-offs and screws (used to mount the adapter board and Raspberry Pi board to the back of the display
4 x jumper wires (used to connect the power from the Adapter Board and the GPIO pins on the Pi so the 2Amp power is shared across both units)
NOTE: THE RASPBERRY PI AND POWER SUPPLY ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS KIT AND ARE SOLD SEPARATELY.
The display will technically work with the Model A and Model B boards (connecting it to the DSI port on the Pi board), however the mounting holes on the back of the display will only line up with the newer board design (A+, B+, Pi 2 and Pi 3).
How to Install the Matchbox-Keyboard for your Pi
1. Connect a physical keyboard to the Raspberry Pi (or SSH into it if that’s your thing.)
2. Connect to the internet via WiFi or Ethernet.
3. Open the terminal.
4. Type sudo apt-get install matchbox-keyboard
5. Let the program download & install (takes 30s-1min depending on your connection.)
6. Exit the terminal & reboot your Pi.
7. The keyboard can be found by clicking the Menu -> Accessories -> Keyboard.
Operating System Support
In order to be sure you’re running the latest version of Raspbian, connect your Raspberry Pi to the Internet and then open LX Terminal. Type ‘sudo apt-get update’ to download the latest version of the OS. Once that’s complete, type ‘sudo apt-get upgrade’ to apply the download to your Raspberry Pi. That way you’ll have all of the latest drivers and software needed to support the touch screen display.