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    Looking at getting a touchscreen for a project I am working on.
    They are very very cheap but the problem is they sue the GPIO connectors. For example [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Problem here is I need the GPIO pins for other inputs as part of the project.. What is the best way to do this?
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    Default Re: Using TFT Touchscreen

    Got a Raspberry pi myself but so far only used it for playing movies before I bought a new smart TV.

    Haven't looked into it properly but would something like this [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] do the job? (">

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    Possibly. I guess what I am after is a 'clean' solution, one that requires no soldering.

    Currently I am using one of these [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and was hoping I could utilise it somehow. I think it is the soldering route or I lose the touch screen for a standard screen and have buttons.
    I need some of the GPIO pins however in order to house some sensors I have on it.
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    Default Re: Using TFT Touchscreen

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldberg View Post
    Looking at getting a touchscreen for a project I am working on.
    They are very very cheap but the problem is they sue the GPIO connectors. For example [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Problem here is I need the GPIO pins for other inputs as part of the project.. What is the best way to do this?
    Don't know if I am missing somethine here but says that the module has a 40 pin i/o port but I cant see an additional connector for this. As for the TFT, I'm guessing this board is only for mounting the TFT and the TFT actually connects directly to the display DSI ribbon connector on the pi.

    In contrast [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] seems to have the TFT not only mounted on it but also connected directly to it. Also the additional expansion pins are clearly visible. (">

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    Default Re: Using TFT Touchscreen

    Spotted that one, seems a better option. Going to do some more research..
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    Default Re: Using TFT Touchscreen

    Look into i2c

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