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+ and Pi2)
Raspberry Pi 7" Touch Screen Assembly GuideNov 18, 2015 Before we assemble the touch screen, we need to make sure that our Raspberry Pi has the latest version of Raspbian, and that all the software is up to date. Hoo..
The eargerly awaited 7" Official Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Display is finally here! Boasting a neat 800×480 display @ 60fps resolution, and 10 point capacitive touchscreen, this 7" screen for the Raspberry Pi gives users the ability to create all-in-one, integrated projects such as tablets, infotainment systems and embedded projects.
This is the latest V1.1 Board. Please Note. The board is already connected to the screen in this version.
The 800x 480 display connects via an adapter board which handles power and signal conversion.Only two connections to the Pi are required; power from the Pi’s GPIO port and a ribbon cable that connects to the DSI port present on all Raspberry Pi’s. Touchscreen drivers with support for 10-finger touch and an on-screen keyboard are available on the latest Raspbian OS for full functionality without a physical keyboard or mouse.
Turn your Raspberry Pi into a touchscreen 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 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.
Raspberry Pi mounting points on the back
7” Touchscreen Display.
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.
N.B. Will require the latest version of Raspbian OS to operate correctly.
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)
Please Note. The Raspberry Pi Board and accessories are not included in this kit.
I'm planning a Pi3 portable media player build with this screen and the ModMiPi case. As I understand it video and audio in this set-up would run as video to the screen, audio to the headphones port. If I was to connect an HDMI cable run to a monitor or TV would the video output default to this instead, require changes to setting to do this or even output to both screens? If it does output to HDMI would the audio output switch to this also?
The Official 7" Touch Screen always takes priority. The only way, as far as i know, to swtich to HDMI output with the touch screen still connected is to edit the /boot/config.txt file and add the following line:
Is it possible to install a physical switch (I am thinking on one of the power wires) such that if the switch is "powered off" the screen is disabled and not used by the Pi (thus defaulting to HDMI), but if the switch is "powered on" then it would use the touchscreen? My use case would be a portable RetroPie system with the screen, but the ability to plug into a bigger screen if available.
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