Kickstarter project makes 9-inch Raspberry Pi monitor a reality
4th Nov 2013 | 12:55
There's a tasty HDMIPi heading this way
Started by Alex Eames of RasPi.TV and Dave Mellor from Cyntech, the campaign has already surpassed the £55,000 goal ($87,000, or AU$92,000) needed to bulk order 1,000 screens, HDMI drivers and cases.
Dubbed the "HDMIPi", the display takes advantage of the Raspberry Pi's HDMI connection and outputs to a 1,280 x 800 pixel resolution, matching that on Google's Nexus 7 and a whole range of 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablets.
The Raspberry Pi can output to a full-HD display (1,920 x 1,080), but the lower resolution was chosen to keep costs down, according to Eames.
It's expected to ship in February 2014. For £65 ($104, or AU$110) you can back a HDMIPi "early bird" version - consisting of a 9-inch HDMIPi 1,280 x 800 LCD, driver board and plastic surround.
Rising up the ladder, the most expensive package will bag you the above components in addition to a power supply, stand, SD card, Cyntech Pi case, PiHub, "Noodle" USB and HDMI leads for £128 ($204, or AU$215).
The campaign's creators say the campaign was started in response to user demand. Eames wrote: "We're pretty sure there's a demand for this. We see regular comments in forums from people 'looking for a small HDMI screen'."
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