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Add a Capacitive Touch Screen to Your Raspberry Pi

Adafruit's PiTFT Mini Kit makes a perfect console, X window port, or display on top of your Raspberry Pi A or B rev 2. Photo courtesy of Adafruit.
Adafruit’s PiTFT Mini Kit makes a perfect console, X window port, or display on top of your Raspberry Pi A or B rev 2. Photo courtesy of Adafruit.

Raspberry Pi lovers will likely remember the old PiTFT Mini Kit resistive touchscreen, which required a stylus. This new kit, available from Adafruit, can be used with your fingerpad! Featuring at 2.8″ display, the new PiTFT Mini Kit offers 320 x 240 16-bit color pixels. The screen weighs just 44g and with the backlight cranked, the current draw only about 100mA.

It plugs in perfectly on top of a Raspberry Pi Model A or B rev 2, but can also be used with a B+, if you don’t mind that the PCB overhangs the USB ports by 5mm.

Buy your PiTFT Mini Kit from Adafruit Industries for $44.95.

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