Help with Raspberry Touchscreen 7" and Duet3D 6HC
emm96 last edited by emm96
How to connect Duet 3D 6HC / Raspberry 4 with Raspberry 7" Touchscreen.
Help with wiring
Can you be a bit more specific about what you're asking?
The raspberry touchscreen is an HDMI connected USB powered display I assume? It should work by simply connecting it to the raspberry Pi. You'd have to follow the instructions that came with it.
tdpolo26 last edited by
The raspberry pi display requires the ribbon cable and some use of a few gpio pins
I am going through the same issue
The duet3d 6hc uses all the gpio pins that I need to power the pi and more importantly run its touch screen
Can I use a gpio expansion board
achrn last edited by
If it's the official 7" touch display, it's not HDMI, it uses a dedicated ribbon cable connector for everything except power and I2C to the touch controller. The I2C signals are on pins 3 and 5 on the header.
The MB6HC does not use I2C (it uses the power pins and pins 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24) , so it's safe to use the sort of expansion header you identify, yes.
You could make up your own connector that runs just the required wires to the MB6HC and required wires to the display. This might be tidier. You only have two 5V wires to play with, however. Also, I'm not sure about available power - If doing this I'd be inclined to power the Pi+display separately from the MB6HC. You'll still need to connect some 0V, but there are plenty of them on the Pi header - just connect any of them to the MB6HC and any other one to the display.