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The 4.3” resistive touch LCD from 4D Systems is a cape specifically designed for the BeagleBone Black, and provides a 4.3” primary display for the BBB for direct user interaction and information display. The BeagleBone Black connects directly to the back of the LCD cape, and provides everything the cape requires such as power and display signals.
The BeagleBone Black LCD cape features 7 push buttons below the screen, LEFT, RIGHT, UP, DOWN, ENTER, RESET and POWER, along with 2 LED’s to indicate Power and User Status. Mounting the cape is easy with the 4x 3.5mm mounting holes present on it, enabling standard M3 or #6-32 screws to fasten the the LCD cape as required.
Note: This LCD is only compatible with the BeagleBone Black.
If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.
Skill Level: Noob - Programming will be limited to basic drag and drop interfaces like ModKit or Scratch. You won't be writing code, but you will still need to understand some basics of interfacing with hardware. If you?re just using a sensor, it's output is analog.
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If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Noob - You don't need to reference a datasheet, but you will need to know basic power requirements.
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Based on 2 ratings:
I ordered two new beagle bones with my LCD capes, worked well! I attempted to add one to an older 2GB Beagle model i had from a few years back, Display didn't work. I got a little frustrated and flashed the newest Debian disto to it and BAM, worked like a charm. Display is bright and the touch calibration is simple enough for grandma. Works well for my touch enabled doorputer project.
Works great with kernel 3.8. Doesn't work at all with kernels beyond 3.8. That's too bad since I need certain features in 4.0
kernels beyond 3.8 make the cursor jitter like crazy, spiking the CPU to 100% making the screen, touchscreen and beaglebone unusable.