Tsadoq
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Basic screen for raspberry pi zero w

Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:39 am

Hello, I hope I'm asking in the correct place and that the question was not already made ( I searched and none of the previous ones I found were exactly was I was looking for). So, I have a raspberry pi zero w that I use with CLI only OS and I'd like to make it portable. Because of that I need an hdmi screen (because my soldering skills less than zero and I don't have the possibility atm to solder) but all the screens I found were too expensive and "overpowered" for what I want to do. As I said I only use a cli interface so a touch screen would be useless. Could you help me finding something?

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Gavinmc42
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Re: Basic screen for raspberry pi zero w

Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:44 am

I have seen someone use nylon fishing line woven through the GPIO holes.
Then wires are friction fit into the holes, no soldering needed.

Apart from HDMI displays every other type, SPI, I2C, DPI needed soldering.
USB display?
LCD/OLED character displays?

Looks at Adafruit/Sparkfun displays and learn to solder for a more permanent solution.
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Raspberries are not Apples or Oranges

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Gavinmc42
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Re: Basic screen for raspberry pi zero w

Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:45 am

Oh and there are push fit GPIO headers and display hats.
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Re: Basic screen for raspberry pi zero w

Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:55 am

Tsadoq wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:39 am
I found were too expensive and "overpowered" for what I want to do.
Tell us what you consider to be expensive and overpowered.

Tsadoq
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Re: Basic screen for raspberry pi zero w

Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:57 pm

DirkS wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:55 am
Tsadoq wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:39 am
I found were too expensive and "overpowered" for what I want to do.
Tell us what you consider to be expensive and overpowered.
a touch 70$ screen

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Imperf3kt
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Re: Basic screen for raspberry pi zero w

Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:15 pm

Tsadoq wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:57 pm
DirkS wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:55 am
Tsadoq wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:39 am
I found were too expensive and "overpowered" for what I want to do.
Tell us what you consider to be expensive and overpowered.
a touch 70$ screen
By removing the touch part (i.e. getting a barebones HDMI controller + LCD, you might save $5
Not a lot of difference
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