nobbit
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RPi Zero W tablet w/ 7" screen?

Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:25 am

I'm sure someone has already done this, but my google fu is failing me today.

What components would I need to make a tablet from a Zero W + official 7" display (that wouldn't be too bulky)? What kind of total cost and battery time can I expect?

You get extra points for linking to a walkthrough or images from someone who's already done it <3

aBUGSworstnightmare
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Re: RPi Zero W tablet w/ 7" screen?

Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:50 am

Zero has no DSI interface, so impossible for you to connect the 7in display to it.
Use a 3A+ instead (https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/ra ... el-a-plus/). Will give you DSI interface and quad core (instead of single).

nobbit
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Re: RPi Zero W tablet w/ 7" screen?

Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:13 pm

And significantly higher power consumption... Hmm...

Thanks for pointing out the DSI thing.

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Re: RPi Zero W tablet w/ 7" screen?

Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:24 pm

nobbit wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:13 pm
And significantly higher power consumption... Hmm...

Thanks for pointing out the DSI thing.

7" Screens:

http://www.neosecsolutions.com//index.php?cPath=21
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Re: RPi Zero W tablet w/ 7" screen?

Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:46 pm

aBUGSworstnightmare wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:50 am
Zero has no DSI interface, so impossible for you to connect the 7in display to it.
Use a 3A+ instead (https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/ra ... el-a-plus/). Will give you DSI interface and quad core (instead of single).
Or, if the OP doesn't need the CPU capabilities of the Pi3A+, an A+ would work.

fruitoftheloom
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Re: RPi Zero W tablet w/ 7" screen?

Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:59 pm

W. H. Heydt wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:46 pm
aBUGSworstnightmare wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:50 am
Zero has no DSI interface, so impossible for you to connect the 7in display to it.
Use a 3A+ instead (https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/ra ... el-a-plus/). Will give you DSI interface and quad core (instead of single).
Or, if the OP doesn't need the CPU capabilities of the Pi3A+, an A+ would work.
LMPALFY

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/ra ... el-a-plus/
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