Cheap 7'' display for your SBC

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  1. wlanboy

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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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