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 overall 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!
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 3 ratings:
The only problem is the drivers do not work with Debian Buster. It took some time and messing around to figure this out because it is not listed anywhere that I saw.
Would be helpful for buyer to note that this does not seem to work with the Pi 4. I have yet to try it on a pi zero but simply would not work on the Pi 4.
Not exactly plug and play, documentation is POOR reads like a google translation, sorry but I guess I’m not very good at guessing what is implied?! So far can’t get it to operate with my brand new 8GB Pi4. I can’t recommend this touchscreen.