The Great Search: 5″ 800×480 40 Pin TTL Display #TheGreatSearch #deskofladyada #DigiKey @DigiKey
This week (video), we’re looking to upgrade our PyPortal design by replacing the M4 SAMD51 + ESP32 with an ESP32-S3 which has RGB TTL display support. This means we can initialize larger displays than 320×240 – up to 800×480! We’ll need to use just about all the GPIO but it’s worth it for a gorgeous big display. These displays use a standard 40-pin interface. Let’s see what Digi-Key has in stock for us to check out and we’ll chat about different options available in these display types.
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