1. JamesDugan29's Avatar
    So I have been researching the raspberry and I am interested in making some cool starting with a smart touchscreen mirror. Any help on how to do so. Also what screens can you use? As far as I understand you can hook the raspberry up to any old screen but can you make it touchscreen? And where can I buy parts to help build things like this? Any info is appreciated
    12-16-2016 12:48 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Moved from General Help to the Raspberry Pi forum, for more specific traffic.
    12-16-2016 12:58 AM
  3. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    I used one of these https://www.amazon.com/Acer-T272HUL-...cUvbUpU5609805 covered with relfective two-way mirror film from a local car customization company when i built one for my Mom.
    12-16-2016 02:37 AM
  4. JamesDugan29's Avatar
    That's a little expensive for me right now lol do you think you could send me how you did it and pictures?
    12-16-2016 01:19 PM
  5. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Any touch screen monitor will work, the hard part is finding one that is easy to take out of the case and remount into something more suitable.

    I don't have any pictures, but you really don;t need them.

    I installed Debian to the Pi, updated to the latest touch drivers and system files. Connected the monitor through the HDMI port and wrote a simple PyGTK program that runs full screen and borderless. I looked at the source code for Sunflower file manager to see how they did a few things in the GUI.

    Then I just hung it on the wall with a cheap wifi dongle for the network.
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    12-21-2016 04:04 PM
  6. dryja123's Avatar
    You can use the Pi touch screen mounted in the Pi Smarticase found on Amazon.

    Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0153R2A9I...cUvbUpU5656814

    Case for the Official Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display - Adjustable angle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HV97F64...cUvbUpU5656814

    01-25-2017 05:57 PM