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Can I use the Pi Touchscreen with a different Computer?

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:07 am
by FinalSmash
Hi,


I'm interested in the Pi and its peripherals. I was wondering if it would be possible to connect the touchscreen, possibly using an adapter, as a secondary monitor on a PC. Or is the touchscreen compatible exclusively with the Pi? Any replies will be appreciated.





Thanks
Sam

Re: Can I use the Pi Touchscreen with a different Computer?

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:20 am
by 6by9
FinalSmash wrote:I'm interested in the Pi and its peripherals. I was wondering if it would be possible to connect the touchscreen, possibly using an adapter, as a secondary monitor on a PC. Or is the touchscreen compatible exclusively with the Pi? Any replies will be appreciated.
Almost zero chance on a PC.
The Pi touchscreen uses DSI and I2C as the interfaces, neither of which are generally available on a PC.
You might be able to hook it up to a Beagleboard or Freescale board, but don't expect any support in trying to do so.

Re: Can I use the Pi Touchscreen with a different Computer?

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:06 pm
by FinalSmash
That answers my question. Thanks.

Re: Can I use the Pi Touchscreen with a different Computer?

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:37 pm
by plugwash
It would almost certainly be possible to design a replacement control board that would adapt the screen the screen to DVI and USB. However it would not be a trivial task.