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The availability of small cheap (~£10) screen components for the Raspberry Pi is a great solution looking for a problem.  It's called an iPi, because it's like a iMac, er, sort of.
 
The availability of small cheap (~£10) screen components for the Raspberry Pi is a great solution looking for a problem.  It's called an iPi, because it's like a iMac, er, sort of.
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== Hardware ==
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The screen is ok, at 480x320 it has a 3:2 aspect ratio and 165ppi.  The viewing angles are not really close to current mobile phone standards, but are ok.  The best docs about the screen seem to be on the LCD Wiki at http://www.lcdwiki.com/3.5inch_RPi_Display where it is described as having the SKU of MPI3501.
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[[File:mini_pi_screens.jpg]]
  
 
Hardware examples...
 
Hardware examples...
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* https://www.banggood.com/35-inch-TFT-LCD-Touch-Screen-Protective-Case-Heatsink-Touch-Pen-Kit-For-Raspberry-Pi-32Model-p-1269846.html
 
* https://www.banggood.com/35-inch-TFT-LCD-Touch-Screen-Protective-Case-Heatsink-Touch-Pen-Kit-For-Raspberry-Pi-32Model-p-1269846.html
  
[[File:mini_pi_screens.jpg]]
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== Software ==
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* https://github.com/goodtft/LCD-show
  
[[File:iPi_on_01.jpg|200px|Switched on]]
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== In use ==
  
[[File:iPi_board_rear.jpg|200px|The rear of the screen assembly]]
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[[File:iPi_on_01.jpg|400px|Switched on]]
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[[File:iPi_board_rear.jpg|400px|The rear of the screen assembly]]
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[[File:iPi_screen_grab_01.png|400px|Screen grab, browser zoomed out to 50%]]
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[[File:iPi_screen_grab_02.png|400px|Screen grab]]
  
 
== Ideas ==  
 
== Ideas ==  
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* Mini laptop
 
* Mini laptop
 
* Hub / VR system
 
* Hub / VR system
 
== Software ==
 
* https://github.com/goodtft/LCD-show
 

Latest revision as of 22:32, 18 March 2019

IPi
Description Not quite sure yet, a sort of small iMac, but a Pi.
People User:Andyg
Theme Electronics
Website https://57north.org.uk/
Status Active

The availability of small cheap (~£10) screen components for the Raspberry Pi is a great solution looking for a problem. It's called an iPi, because it's like a iMac, er, sort of.

Hardware

The screen is ok, at 480x320 it has a 3:2 aspect ratio and 165ppi. The viewing angles are not really close to current mobile phone standards, but are ok. The best docs about the screen seem to be on the LCD Wiki at http://www.lcdwiki.com/3.5inch_RPi_Display where it is described as having the SKU of MPI3501.

Mini pi screens.jpg

Hardware examples...

Software

In use

Switched on The rear of the screen assembly Screen grab, browser zoomed out to 50% Screen grab

Ideas

  • IoT controller
  • Mini laptop
  • Hub / VR system