Small Color Screen Suggestions

  1. 10 months ago

    Mark S

    31 Oct 2018 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers

    I am looking for a small color screen that will work with a Pi and Xojo. Something about 3 inches or so (diagonal) would be good but not much larger. Even 2 inches would be OK. I have seen some 3.5 inch screens on Amazon and other places that are even touch screens but I don't know if they will work with Xojo. The touch function is not critical but would be nice.

    Does anybody have any specific experience?

  2. Albin K

    31 Oct 2018 Europe (Sweden)
    Edited 10 months ago

    A touch screen often just simulates mouse clicks so that will work just fine.

  3. Tim J

    31 Oct 2018 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Dehydrating in AZ

    I use this one on my test Pi units and as my throttle panel for JMRI on my model railroad:

    LANDZO 3.5 Inch Touch Screen 320480

    The touch screen just provides mouse clicks as Albin says.

  4. Mark S

    31 Oct 2018 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers

    Thanks Tim. Wow, and cheap too.

  5. Gavin S

    31 Oct 2018 Pre-Release Testers UK

    I second Tim’s suggestion. The same little display is resold under various brand names. Also check eBay for a case that holds the Pi and display in one unit.

  6. Tim J

    31 Oct 2018 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Dehydrating in AZ

    That one's only 320x480, but there are some that are full 1080P if you want to up the price.

  7. Mark S

    1 Nov 2018 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers

    I saw a project to make a crazy eyeball for part of a Halloween costume. It was based on an Arduino and you put the whole thing in a jar or a pouch with a hole cut out. The eyeball video was essentially an animated GIF to display a moving and blinking eye based on a graphic that was an "Eye of Newt".

    It was pretty cool and I think I will try to reproduce it with a Pi and Xojo.

    Here is a YouTube video of the project: YouTube

    A screen size of 320x480 is probably OK but if I could get a better resolution for only a few more dollars I would consider.

    Thanks for all of the feedback.

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