Touchscreens are so pervasive that even the Raspberry Pi is advancing towards them. RS Components (RS) has recently released two touchscreen display starter kits for the Raspberry Pi

. The starter kits provide a fast and stress-free wiring interface for building portable and low power Raspberry Pi projects and applications.

The touchscreen starter kits, 2.8-inch uLCD-28PTU-PI (240 x 320) and 4.3-inch uLCD-43PTU-PI (480 x 272), were developed by 4D Systems and come with all the components necessary for users to connect their Raspberry Pi to the  touchscreen displays.

Each starter kit contains: a 4D serial Pi adaptor shield; a 2GB microSD card; a uUSB-PA5 programming adaptor; a 150mm 5-way female-female jumper cable for quick connection to another device or a breadboard; a 5-way male-male adaptor to convert the cable to male-female; and a quick-start user guide. A series of ViSi-Genie application software libraries are also available to communicate with the Raspberry Pi board and the user code.

Odunayo Eweniyi Author

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