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Raspberry Pi's Ebon Upton Shows Off Upcoming Touchscreen and Pi-Top

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Raspberry Pi's Ebon Upton Shows Off Upcoming Touchscreen and Pi-Top

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If you've been fruitlessly poking at your Raspberry Pi and hoping for something to happen, you're in luck: a touchscreen display is coming.

Ebon Upton, creator of the Raspberry Pi, recently unveiled a seven-inch VGA capacitive touchscreen display during an interview with TechCrunch's John Biggs, covered here by Natasha Lomas. The display is designed to be combined directly with Pi, resulting in a device that functions, while cumbersome and awkward, as a tablet. It'll also open up opportunities to create devices with embedded touchscreens which, given the current design, seems like a more practical approach.

During the same interview, Upton showed off the Pi-Top, a 3D-printed laptop chassis, including an integrated screen, keyboard, and touchpad, powered by a Raspberry Pi. It's currently part of an IndieGoGo campaign, but looks like another cool idea for the Pi. Check it out:

In other words, interesting things are afoot for the Raspberry Pi. Take a look at Lomas' full article for all the details (and video) of Upton's video, and Pi-Top's campaign page for details there.

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