Touchscreen Display Kits

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced availability of two  touchscreen display starter kits for the Raspberry Pi, which provide a quick and easy wiring interface and are ideal for creating portable and low power Raspberry Pi projects and applications.

Using these kits allows you to add our resistive touchscreen interface to virtually any LCD display, desktop, laptop, netbook, cell phone, GPS or palmtop.

Two touchscreen display starter kits for the Raspberry Pi, from RS Components, provide a wiring interface for creating portable and low power Raspberry Pi projects and applications. The 2.8inch uLCD-28PTU-PI and 4.3inch uLCD-43PTU-PI modules have been developed by 4D Systems and provide all the components needed for users to connect Raspberry Pi to these newly available touchscreen displays.

The kits use the 4D Pi adapter shield, which connects to the serial GPIO port on the Raspberry Pi and to the touchscreen display module via a five-way cable. The shield also replicates the Raspberry Pi GPIO lines and allows users to gain easy access to other Raspberry Pi functions.

The displays deliver a powerful HMI (human machine interface) for Raspberry Pi applications featuring resistive-touch capability, on-board audio amplifier and speaker, and resolutions of 480×272 and 240×320 pixels for the 4.3- and 2.8inch screens respectively.

Each starter kit contains the shield, a 2Gbyte microSD card; a uUSB-PA5 programming adapter; a 150mm five-way female-female jumper cable for quick connection to another device or a breadboard; a five-way male-male adaptor to convert the cable to male-female; and a quick-start user guide. A series of ViSi-Genie application software libraries are available to communicate with the Raspberry Pi board and user code.

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