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by rrmcbeth » Thu May 24, 2012 4:33 pm
Seems to me there is a very strong need for a low cost display. Perhaps two versions one with a touch screen and one without. Should plug into the HDMI port and use external power. Say about a 12" -14" screen.

Any ideas out there in pi land?
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by reiuyi » Sat May 26, 2012 11:12 pm
The volunteers said it will come with time. Work must first be done on a camera module and on the gertboard. All work is done during free time (evening hours, weekends), while all work is relatively difficult even for long-term Broadcom employees

The screen they'll develop or support, will presumably be linked to DSI and not HDMI. DSI stands for "Display Serial Interconnect", it's the ribbon cable you often see in mobile devices running from the main board to the screen.
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by Rabuka » Mon May 28, 2012 1:45 am
very useful , Thanks for taking your time to write this.
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by ikarus342000 » Mon May 28, 2012 8:56 am
Hi guys

I think a low cost display is more important as a camera.
Not much to see with an camera and no display :(

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by reiuyi » Wed May 30, 2012 4:04 pm
ikarus342000 wrote:Hi guys

I think a low cost display is more important as a camera.
Not much to see with an camera and no display :(

Bernhard


Many will disagree, others may agree. A lot of hobby projects (mainly robot-oriented ones) will not require a screen, but they do require a camera. Programs can operate without a screen.

The Foundation's goal is to release a $25 "linux box" (a small computer that can run linux and python) for teaching how to code and to renew interest in computing. Their intention was never to release a complete computer including keyboard, trackpad, screen and other peripherals (like One Laptop Per Child basically did). The assumption is that the user will already own an HDMI, DVI or composite-compatible screen or television, apart from a keyboard, mouse, SD card, etcetera. However, USB cameras have never worked properly due to the low transfer speed of usb (it's too slow for raw video), so it'll be a nice addition to release a camera which is compatible with the raspberry DSI connector and GPU architecture
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by mxcum167 » Thu May 31, 2012 5:21 pm
Maybe also an integrated powered USB hub of a known working type.
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