«Give me the works!» That’s what we said when we put together this 7″ screen at 1024×600 resolution, with a resistive touchscreen overlay AND with HDMI stereo speaker support! For this model, we tried to get an inexpensive 1024×600 touchscreen display that was still high quality and would be good for embedded computing usage. The visible display measures 7″ diagonal and is a ‘raw TTL’ display. We include a driver board with HDMI, VGA and Composite inputs and HDMI stereo speaker support.
We also include a plug-in cable that connects to the 4 speaker output pins, the pins are labeled LOUT+/- and ROUT+/- you’ll have to solder your own speakers to the 4 wires.
There’s also one of our Resistive Touch Screen to USB Mouse Controllers — AR1100 so you can connect one from your computer (or Pi). The Resistive Touch Screen to USB Mouse Controller is a board that can handle analog to digital conversion.Most converters we’ve found are not very easy to use, and are ‘fixed’ — making them difficult to calibrate. The AR1100 is a nice chip that solves this problem by acting as a touch->USB converter and also comes with calibration software. The calibration software is Windows only, but once you’ve calibrated you can use the screen on any OS. The AR1100 shows up as a regular Mouse or Digitizer HID device so no drivers are required and it works on any operating system that supports a USB mouse.
This version comes in 1024×600 instead of the more expensive 1280×800 display. It’s also not IPS so it’s not good for wide-angle visibility.
There’s a little wired PCB with little buttons that let you enter a menu system for adjusting brightness, color and contrast. It tries to auto-detect which input you have and switches to that one or you can ‘select’ from the menu which to display.
To demonstrate it, we took some photos with the display connected to a Raspberry Pi, but it will also work connected to any device with HDMI, VGA or NTSC/PAL output. It will not work with a device that only outputs DVI (without a DVI to HDMI converter) or SECAM.
For use with a Raspberry Pi we suggest editing config.txt to set the HDMI to the native 1024×600 in case it doesn’t detect the resolution properly. You can see our suggested config.txt in the HDMI Uberguide. The easiest way to edit the config.txt is to put the Pi SD card into an every day computer and edit config.txt with any text editor and save.
For use with a BeagleBone Black running Ubuntu/Debian, we found it works when plugged in, no configuration required.
A power adapter, cables, wire stand, and Raspberry Pi are NOT included. You will need to either purchase a 5-12VDC adapter or you can use one you’ve already got around the house. We show the display on a bent wire stand which is not included, but you can pick one up here.
- Driver Datasheet
- Keyboard Datasheet
- Power with 5-12VDC
- Resolution: 1024 x 600
- Display dimensions: 157mm x 91mm x 3mm / 6.2″ x 3.6″ x 0.1″
- Display Weight (excluding power cable): 150g
- Not HDCP compatible — it cannot be used with ‘secured’ HDMI sources
- We do not have datasheets for this screen at this time