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.
- 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.
There 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:
git clone https://github.com/goodtft/LCD-show.git
chmod -R 755 LCD-show
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:
Option "TransformationMatrix" "0 -1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1"
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.