Using Weird Displays with Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

What are weird displays? Tiny LCDs. Good old DVI monitors. Projection monitors. Analog TVs. All of these old-school or odd displays can be used with a Raspberry Pi. Here’s more from Phillip Burgess in the Adafruit Learn System:

We’ve seen a proliferation of novel graphical displays in consumer devices lately — tailor-made for some specialized task, or just to stand out among competitors. The arrival of international commerce sites like AliExpress lets anyone source parts directly from display manufacturers. Hobbyists and tech-focused artists, who once had to settle for pulling interesting parts from years-old junk, now get access to new display technology just as consumer electronics manufacturers are themselves ramping up. It’s pretty dang exciting.

Another staple of inventive projects, the Raspberry Pi computer, can often be paired up with these peculiar displays if you know the right spells. You’re no longer limited to the usual 16:9 or 4:3 rectangle — tall, squat, square or round displays are among the many choices out there now.

It’s not all latest-and-greatest though. This guide covers some old-school varieties as well — they’re often useful or interesting, but might still need a little help.

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