The long awaited Official Raspberry Pi Touch Display is now available for sale! It is a touch screen display! It is priced at $60 ( and pay little extra if you want to choose other colour) and you can buy it at the Swag Store, at RS Components/Allied Electronics and at Premier Farnell/Newark. Personally I think it is a bit pricey if compared to the Raspberry Pi itself which priced at only $35.
It took almost a year for the Raspberry Pi Foundation to design the touch screen display from the scratch. The display does not use a HDMI connector to connect the display to the Raspberry Pi. Instead, it uses a ribbon cable to connect the display to the Raspberry Pi’s DSI port. That means you can have dual displays running at the same time with the Pi. The designer has also ensured that both the display board and the Pi itself can be mounted on the back of the display. The screen will also require the latest version of Raspbian OS to operate correctly.
Power the Raspberry Pi Display
You can either:
- add a separate uUSB power supply rated for at least 500mA, and plug into the display board where it says “PWR IN”; or
- add a 2A power supply to the display board “PWR IN” connector, then attach a standard uUSB connector from the “PWR OUT” connector to the Raspberry Pi. This will power both Pi and display; or
- attach two of the supplied jumpers to connect 5V and GND from the Pi. Also make sure you provide enough power to the Pi.
Raspberry Pi Display Specification
- 7 inches Touchscreen Display
- RGB 800×480 display @60fps
- Screen Dimensions: 194mm x 110mm x 20mm (including standoffs)
- Viewable screen size: 155mm x 86mm
- 24-bit colour
- FT5406 10 point capacitive touchscreen
- 70 degree viewing angle
- Metal-backed display with mounting holes for the Pi
- DSI port
- Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
- Raspberry Pi Model B+
- Raspberry PI Model A+
- *Raspberry PI Model A
- *Raspberry PI Model B
* The mounting holes on the back of the display will not line up with these models.
- 7” Touchscreen Display
- Adapter Board
- 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)
- Perspex layer frame in your choice of colour!
Official Raspberry Pi DSI Display launch video
Source: Raspberry Pi Blog