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wlanboy

Cheap 7'' display for your SBC

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I was looking for a cheap HDMI display to check the status of my SBCs. There are some car-displays available but they are beyond my €50 limit.
It should have mount holes and a screen resolution of 800x600 to support a basic shell. I don't want to waste too much RAM for the GPU.

After some search I found the Eleduino 7'' display:

eledunio1.jpg

Quite well packaged:

eledunio2.jpg

And with a maker-like stand:

eledunio3.jpg

Two nice addons for the driver board:

One USB socket for power and a second one for the touch display:

eledunio4.jpg

Adding the parts was easy and the final result is robust:

eledunio5.jpg

Working out of the box with my ODROID C2:

eledunio6.jpg

The Eleduino is based on the Waveshare board so you can use these drivers:

https://github.com/derekhe/waveshare-7inch-touchscreen-driver

If you do not like Phyton based drivers you can build the module on your own:

https://github.com/ArhiChief/eleduino_ts

 

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