ed wrote: ↑Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:43 pm
Sorry Max I didn't realise you were working without a touch screen...my bad!
No worries Ed, I didn’t actually make it very clear!
This was all started by a chap on another forum saying he had plugged an hdmi monitor in to give a now playing display, so I thought I would give it a go. But a touch screen would be much more useful so I’ll go that route.
simon wrote: ↑Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:56 pm
Do I understand correctly, you just need a touch screen and to enable jivelite in PCP and then you've got a Touch equivalent? Does it need any configuration?
I think so, yes. There are how-to’s online which make it seem much more involved, but I think they are just out of date. All I needed to do in the end was select the Jivelite ON button and remember to click the button next to it which writes to the SD card (I guess). It may or may not be necessary to calibrate the touch function. And I get the impression it is best to use the official RPi touch screen, but that impression may also be due to reading out of date guides.
I was blown away by the simplicity and the functionality. I never had an SB touch so I can't compare but My guess is that this is the equal or better. Apart from the lack of rermote it's a big improvement on the SB classic that I had a while ago.
I bought the official screen because I'd read quite a bit about the cheaper screens needing some fudge work. These days I try awfully hard to avoid fudge work.
One thing that was disappointing was the case.... I bought my screen from the pihut together with a case(I'm using a pi3 for this). The case didn't fit. It was only nads out but I'd have had to bodge it to get it to fit...so I sent it back.
Mine now sits on a piece of 3/8 ply with 2 pieces of aluminium bent to form brackets...it's functional.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be
The case wasn't a perfect fit, but close enough with a bit of fettling. I spaced the controller board off the back of the display with some small washers, and opened up the holes on the RPi board itself to give me a bit of play.