There are a multitude of ways to add a display to a Raspberry Pi these days. HackSpace Magazine explores several of them in Issue 29 now out.
Many projects produce data. It seems like a simple enough thing to say, but often that data goes ‘uncharted’. Other projects, especially mobile makes such as robots, could have their movement visualised in an engaging way, but often microcontrollers lack the power to produce a suitable display. Adding a Raspberry Pi computer to your build opens up a world of display types that can add a new dimension to your make, whether it’s a simple readout, pretty chart, or even a hypnotic pattern.
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