It seems that 10″ IPS LCDs are fashionable at the moment ;). It just so happens that we have one in the pipeline too. You probably already knew about it without realising. If you’ve been to a recent Cambridge Jam, you’ve already seen it. It’s not a replacement for the original 9″ HDMIPi, it’ll be a new addition to the range.
I bet many Pi and HDMIPi followers will be familiar with the HDMIPi UNICEF Lebanon project, which was covered on the Raspberry Pi blog in May 2014 and also reblogged on the UNICEF Stories website.
We didn’t have enough 9″ enclosed HDMIPis for UNICEF’s initial requirements, and our driver board wasn’t ready, so we got hold of a temporary solution, which was a larger, slightly more expensive model.
It just so happens that this larger, slightly more expensive model is a 10″ IPS screen. We’ve been planning to do something with this screen too, but figured it was time to let you know about it in case you were looking to get a 10″ IPS screen at this time. IPS is a newer technology, which gives a wider viewing angle. It is lovely, but it is also more expensive (so it wasn’t practical for the original HDMIPi KickStarter “low cost” brief).
I have one of these installed in my workshop as a video monitor and it is a simply gorgeous screen. Our Chinese suppliers also have a capacitive touch overlay panel for it. We hope to receive a trial sample of this overlay shortly.
Use With HDMIPi Driver Board
Our HDMIPi driver board works beautifully with this LCD as well, so you can have all the HDMIPi advantages…
- 2 HDMI ports (switchable source while using)
- Connect any HDMI device up to HDMI 1.4
- Pi power port (1A USB power port)
- 12V power port
- 5.2V power port
- 3.5mm audio jack breaking out high quality HDMI sound
- Lovely clear user guide written in proper English
- And if you REALLY want to, you can even solder a VGA connector on the driver board
We’ll be working on a case design over the coming weeks.