The Raspberry Pi is one the most beloved little “computer on a board” solutions and tons of modders have tinkered with it. The latest such innovations involves a 7 inch touchscreen, that turns the small PC into a tablet.
It’s an RGB 800 x 480 pixel setup, with support for ten finger touch. It also allows an onscreen keyboard to be added into the Raspbian OS. This will allow the device to be used without a physical keyboard or mouse. This special touchscreen display is priced at $60 and only requires two connections: one to get power from the Pi’s GPIO port and a ribbon cable to connect to the DSI port.
The display comes from UK-based outfit Inelco Hunter and it’s supplied as a kit, that requires DIY work. Future models will come already assembled. The screen is compatible with the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, Model B+ and A+. Pi is famous for being a computer the size of a credit card and it’s been a wild success already. Will we witness the birth of a modular tablet thanks to this initiative?