Users of the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC might be interested in the new Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign which is launched to create an affordable HDMIPi Raspberry Pi monitor specifically for use with the Raspberry Pi mini PC.
The new Raspberry Pi mini PC monitor has been created by Alex Eames of the RasPi.TV company based in Oxford in the United Kingdom. Allowing the Raspberry Pi to display full HD offering users a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels together with a HDMI connection. Watch the video after the jump to learn more..
Eames has partnered with Dave Mellor from Cyntech in a joint venture to create and manufacture the new HDMIPi Raspberry Pi Monitor. Unfortunately to create a monitor that provides the full support of the Raspberry Pi 1920×1080 supported resolution would create a very expensive monitor. The team have opted to create a 1280 x 800 pixel device. The team explains:
To get these screens and modified HDMI controller boards for an acceptable price, we have to buy 1000 units or more. So we thought we’d “ask the audience” if it’s something you actually want before committing several tens of thousands to the project. The goal is to raise enough funds to be able to…
– modify the HDMI driver board and design enclosures,
– order 1000 screens,
– order 1000 custom-made HDMI driver boards,
– order 1000 ‘PIBOWesque’ enclosures.
This is the only way we will be able to drive down the price to the level we want it to be at.”
The HDMIPi Raspberry Pi Monitor project is currently over on the Kickstarter website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think the HDMIPi Raspberry Pi Monitor is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help the HDMIPi Raspberry Pi become a reality. If you liked this you might also be interested in our essential guide to Raspberry Pi displays and HATS. Also if you enjoy building Raspberry Pi projects this awesome Raspberry Pi HDMI input add-on might be worth more investigation.