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Make Your Raspberries Touchable
Posted in: Nuts and Volts (March 2017)

Make Your Raspberries Touchable

By Jeff Eckert

If your Raspberry Pi project could benefit from a touchscreen, Winstar Display Co. (www.winstar.com.tw) has you covered. The company has introduced the model WF50BTIFGDHTX five inch HDMI interface mini computer display, employing a resistive touch panel and offering a WVGA resolution of 800x480 pixels. It comes with a control board with an HDMI interface and a 40-pin connector on board; it is specifically designed to simplify Raspberry Pi connection, assuming you also buy the WWHDMI-00 HDMI connector.

The unit isn’t just for the Pi, though; it can be used with any embedded system that has an HDMI output (cable not included). A capacitive version is under development and will be released “soon.” Authorized distributors don’t seem to stock it yet, and pricing info is unavailable as of this writing. Maybe by the time you read this ...