cdrobsonjr wrote:Has anybody succeeded finding a working solution for a larger (15 inch or larger) display that will work with the DSI on-board interface connector? Big enough to use comfortably as a programmers display (with older eyes) and not having to buy an expensive monitor. I get why 7 inch works for IoT and 'toys'. I want something that can be super portable and put in my own design housing. I have found companies (Chinese primarily) that sell the screens and even controller boards, but nothing that mentions DSI. Anybody know of a solution that would 'glue' the DSI to an LVDS interface such as you would find in a scavenged laptop display, for instance?
I would only buy one. But it would be a nice thing to have as it leaves the HDMI output and the GPIO pins free.FloatingCloud wrote:We would buy a lot of 10.1" RPi touchscreen displays if such a thing was available.
+1 for a larger screen option - both physical size and resolution.karrika wrote:If a 10" DSI touch screen is planned then a resolution of 1280 x 720 would be highly appreciated.
It wouldn't be cheap. It's hard to guess what such a thing might cost. One can go by existing 10" HDMI displays to try to get an approximation. Adafruit (who tend to be on the pricey side) has two at $145 and $155 (the later includes audio), so one might start by guessing at a price around $150. One might surmise that little or no work would have to be done to the controller board, but I'm not sure that would be the case. In any event, a controller board should have a lot less R&D that the one for the 7" display, since the RPF has been down that road before.donburch wrote:+1 for a larger screen option - both physical size and resolution.karrika wrote:If a 10" DSI touch screen is planned then a resolution of 1280 x 720 would be highly appreciated.
But consider the price too.
IMHO the RPF display's benefit (using DSI connector) doesn't offset its low resolution and high price.
Have a look at the Waveshare web site.chinaguy wrote:Having worked with charities placing "Used PCs" donated from MNC into rural schools in southeast Asia we would LOVE a larger 10-11inch touch screen for the RP3.
We have considered the RP3 for rural schools for many reasons but it is obtaining a suitable supply of monitors at a reasonable cost that prevents us doing this. The cost of obtaining, shipping and transport to a rual school of a monitor is the same as shipping a complete donated PC from halfway around the world!
A RP3 attached on the back of a display in a case, 32GB SD, PSU, keyboard and mouse for $100USD would be our ideal gift package. This would mean a 10-11inch touch display with case for 50-55USD which is more then possible.
The Waveshare display I received required about the same amount of assembly as the official Raspberry Pi 7" display, i.e. a ribbon cable to connect and some mounting pillars...chinaguy wrote:Thanks you for the info, but nothing on Waveshare looks like it is a finished product like the offical RP display.