Raspberry Pi Founder Shows Off Incoming Touch Panel For Making DIY ‘Pi Pads’

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Eben Upton, the founder of the Raspberry Pi microcomputer, has shown off a new piece of hardware that’s likely to expand the ecosystem around its single board computer — namely a touchscreen display.

So, in other words, get ready for DIY ‘Pi Pads’.

“The whole time we’ve been doing Raspberry Pi we’ve been saying yeah the display accessory is coming, yeah the display accessory is coming — and the display accessory is finally coming,” said Upton.

“This is our first display panel that we’re going to be hopefully getting out of the door before the end of the year or early next,” he added.

Upton was speaking during an on stage interview with TechCrunch’s John Biggs. He showed off the seven inch VGA capacitive touch panel that’s designed to be combined with a Pi to build what would be a rather chunky tablet, but a tablet nonetheless.

Or indeed some other form of embedded Pi-powered…

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Raspberry Pi Founder Shows Off Incoming Touch Panel For Making DIY ‘Pi Pads’