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This LCD Touchscreen HAT fits snuggly on top of the Raspberry Pi, practically form fitting on top of it so as not to compromise the over all dimensions of the credit card sized single board computer. The resistive touchscreen provides you with an easy way to display information coming off of the Raspberry Pi and the OS currently running on it.
The 4:3 aspect ratio backlit LCD equipped on this HAT possesses a resolution of 480 by 320 pixels with over 65 thousand colors and an SPI interface with a 16MHz driver speed. Simply plug the 13x2 GPIO header into your desired Raspberry Pi and you'll be able to start using your new resistive touch screen!
To drive this display using the Driver install here run the "sudo ./LCD35-show" command in the LXTerminal.
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: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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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: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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Based on 2 ratings:
followed the directions in the box to load the software, plugged it in and it worked!
Pro: If you plug it in and boot their image file, then indeed, it does 'just work'.
Cons: The right side of the screen is cut off. It seems like the driver is expecting the display to be wider than it actually is
The touch sensitivity low, requiring a bit of 'squish' to the presses. It doesn't feel like it would stand up to a lot.