$16 Raspberry Pi Case Integrates a 3.5″ Touchscreen Display

Most Raspberry Pi cases are not really newsworthy, but there’s an unnamed case for Raspberry Pi 2 & 3 boards sold for $15.99 on Banggood that looks like a normal case, except the top cover is replaces with a 3.5″ touchscreen display, and the kit also ships with a stylus.

Raspberry Pi Case Touchscreen DisplayKey features of the display:

  • LCD Type – TFT
  • LCD Interface – SPI
  • Touch Screen Type – Resistive
  • Touch Screen Controller – XPT2046
  • Colors – 65536
  • Backlight – LED
  • Resolution – 320×480 (Pixel)
  • Aspect Ratio – 8:5

There are two ways to assemble the kit. Either with the 3.5″ display and no fan, or without display, but a top cover including a fan. I’ve not sure why would anyone would purchase this kit without using the display but at least you know that’s an option.

Raspberry Pi 3 Resistive Touchscreen StylusThere are ready-to-use Raspbian images for Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 3 B+, but I doubt they’ll be updated, so instead, you may want to download Raspbian from Raspberry Pi website and install the driver yourself:

Some people had the wrong orientation for the touch control (X & Y inverted), but luckily there’s an easy fix requiring you to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-calibration.conf and add the line:

Via Scargill’s Tech Blog

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