Raspberry help. How to touchscreen devices and which ones to pick


Dec 11, 2016
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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

Jerry Hildenbrand

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Oct 11, 2009
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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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Mar 10, 2016
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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/B0153R2A9...ag=hawk-future-20&ascsubtag=UUacUvbUpU5656814

Case for the Official Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display - Adjustable angle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HV97F6...ag=hawk-future-20&ascsubtag=UUacUvbUpU5656814