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  • Very nice and solid quality build, but with limited usefulness

    posted by milnoc on 10/25/2015

    Impression:good,solid,Limited;

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    Pros: The case is extremely well made; everything fitted like a glove with no gaps whatsoever. The case includes all of the hardware required to secure everything in place including an Allen key for the recessed cover screws. The only "complex" assembly step is keeping the top cover upside-down and at an angle when you slip in the assembled Raspberry Pi and LCD boards so that the brass buttons don't fall out.

    Cons: Along with the screen's annoyingly low 320x240 resolution, the lack of a touchscreen capable model does limit the overall device's usefulness. The only built-in input devices available on this case are the six brass buttons, and only if the software you're running supports them via the GPIO. Another issue is that I haven't figured out how to switch the monitor output between the HDMI output and the LCD display without having to use two Raspian loaded microSD cards with only one containing the needed LCD display drivers.

    Other thoughts: My case came with painted labels next to the buttons, mainly three triangles, a square, a circle and an X, making it look like a rudimentary game controller or an old fashioned tape player. Also, while the microSD slot is easily accessible, there are no cut-outs for camera, display or GPIO ribbon cables which may or may not be an advantage depending on how you plan to use the case.

    You'll find the September 2015 Raspian OS "Jessie" and Wheezy" images with built-in support for the LCD display at the following link. https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-2-2-pitft-hat-320-240-primary-display-for-raspberry-pi/overview

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