10.1 Inch Touch Screen for Raspberry Pi
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Features
- 3 Functions Description
- 4 Installation
- 5 Install the Virtual Keyboard
- 6 Using as Extension Screen for PC
Italic text This SunFounder 10.1" IPS monitor is a 10-point capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 1280x800, bringing you perfect visual experience. It works with various operating systems including Raspbian, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Mate, Windows, Android, and Chrome OS(you may need an USB extension cable).
There are 2 LED indicators on the main board of the screen to show different signals:
Power on the screen and both the 2 LEDs will light up immediately.
If there's no HDMI signal, then only the green LED will be on.
If there's an HDMI signal, then only the red LED will be on.
Press and hold the switch to power off the display, and both LEDs will be off.
If you press the switch to sleep the device, the red LED will be on.
Press and hold to switch it off
Press to sleep/awake the device
To show menus
To go down on the Menu interface
Volume down on other interfaces
To go up on the Menu interfacev Volume up on other interfaces
On one side of the main board there are ports for HDMI input, 12V/2A power input, and 5V/2.5A USB power output.
On the other side, you can see ports for 30-pin LVDS ribbon cable, 6-pin backlight control and 4-pin speaker.
The screen comes with seven 2.5*14.4 standoffs, two 2.5*22 ones, seven 2.5*6 ones, and some nuts for installing the Raspberry Pi to the screen. Take the following steps to complete the assembly.
Step 1. Fix the main board to the screen.
Step 2. Fix the Raspberry Pi (or other boards) on the screen back case.
If you want to use a Raspberry Pi with the screen, then you don't need to adjust the standoffs since they are preset for it. Just place the board onto the case with holes on the RPi and the standoffs aligned, insert the 2.5*14.4 standoffs and fasten them.
Step 3. Insert the two 2.5*22 standoffs into the holes on the back to keep the screen balanced.
Step 4. Wiring.
1) Plug in the 6-pin backlight control cable into the LED BS port.
Then power it on and the boot screen will appear.
Install the Virtual Keyboard
Open a terminal and run the command:
sudo apt-get install matchbox-keyboard
Using as Extension Screen for PC
Connect the computer and the main board via an HDMI cable, and the USB port of the PC and the screen with a 4-pin USB cable(you may need an USB extension cable for connection). Now you can use the screen as an extension one for your computer.