It has been rumoured for some time that the Raspberry Pi Foundation was developing a stand-alone Raspberry Pi touchscreen LCD display for use with their awesome mini PC and others development boards.
However this week the PCR website has learned that production of the Raspberry Pi touchscreen LCD display is expected to start before the end of the year now the Raspberry Pi display in the final stages of development offering a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
In an interview with Raspberry Pi Foundation CEO Eben Upton, he explained to PCR:
“We are in the very, very final stages. I just signed off the purchase order on Monday (June 23rd) for prototype PCBs. We’re hoping to push that into production before the end of the year,” – “We know it’s a thing people want. We’re trying to find a way to offer it at a very keen price so hobbyists can build interesting stuff without breaking the bank.”
Currently the Raspberry Pi touchscreen display measures 7 inches in size but Upton revealed that this size might increase,stating :
“The electronics and driver work we’ve done is suitable for driving high resolution and larger sized panels.”
Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet regards the Raspberry Pi touchscreen LCD display, but as soon as information comes to light we will keep you updated as always.