CrowVision 11.6″ IPS Capacitive Touch Screen with Raspberry Pi | LED blink example

CrowVision 11.6" IPS Capacitive Touch Screen with Raspberry Pi | LED blink example

Hello and welcome back. In this article, we are gonna introduce a CrowVision 11.6″ IPS Capacitive Touch Screen. We can use this screen for mainly single-board computers & host devices. It depends on your requirements. Also, we can use the multiple operations software with this screen. That is Raspbian, Ubuntu, Windows, Android, MAC OS, Chrome OS, etc. In this article, I’ve used the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B board, which pairs perfectly with this screen. I’ve tested it with a simple LED blink example to make sure everything works smoothly. You can use it as a secondary monitor, for project screens, or in your DIY projects.

This screen mainly consists of a screen driver. We can connect our Raspberry Pi or other boards using three wires. That is Plug And Play. You can also attach speakers and other accessories to the screen driver board. Plus, you can adjust settings like brightness and contrast using the buttons on the driver. This screen is particularly useful for DIY projects involving Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi, Orange Pi, Jetson Nano, Beaglebone, and LattePanda V1. You can even use it as a secondary screen for your Laptop or MacBook. Finally, I want to tell you it’s a valuable product for electronic hobbyists looking to create cool projects.

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Features of this screen

  • 11.6-inch high-resolution screen with 1366*768 resolution, IPS panel, and 178° wide viewing angle provides a better visual experience
  • Unique rear fixing structure with sliding fixing pillars, compatible with most single-board computer models, easy to assemble
  • Wide compatibility, compatible with multiple operating systems (Raspbian, Ubuntu, Windows, Android, MAC OS, and Chrome OS)
  • Supports audio, video, and capacitive touch, plug and play
  • Integrates a variety of peripheral interfaces (such as speakers, headphones, keypads, touchscreens) and onboard OSD adjustment keys
  • The mainboard is equipped with a power conversion function of output 5V/3A, no need to separately connect an external power supply for the single-board computer.

Specifications of this screen

  • Size: 11.6 Inch
  • Touch Type: 5-point Capacitive Touch
  • Resolution: 1366*768
  • Color Depth: 16M
  • Viewing angle: 178°Wide Viewing Angle
  • Display Type: IPS Panel
  • Screen Type: TFT-LCD
  • External power supply: 12V-2A
  • Digital input: HDMI-compatible interface
  • Interface: 1xKeypad interface, 1x Power supply 5V output, 1x Mini HD interface, 1xTouch interface, 1x Speaker interface, 1x Headphone socket,1x Power supply 12V input
  • CompatibilitySystem: Raspbian, Ubuntu, Windows, Android, MAC OS, Chrome OS, etc.
  • Active Area: 256.13*144mm(L*W)
  • Dimension Size: 290.8*184.2mm(L*W)

Ok, let’s do an LED blink example with this screen. The required components are given below.

Step 1

Firstly, unbox this screen and identify the components in this box.

Step 2

Secondly, identify the other components needed.

Step 3

Thirdly, connect the GPIO ribbon cable to the extension board. Then, place it on the breadboard. You can also try it without a GPIO extension board and cable.

Step 4

Now, place the LED bulb and resistor on the breadboard. Then, connect it to the extension board. For that, use the circuit diagram below.

CrowVision 11.6" IPS Capacitive Touch Screen with Raspberry Pi | LED blink example

Step 5

Next, insert the SD card(OS installed) into the Raspberry Pi board. Then, install the Raspberry Pi board on the screen. You can use the LCD screen user manual for that.

Step 6

OK, now connect the Raspberry Pi board to the display driver board. First, connect the HDMI cable. Then, connect the touch cable and power cable. I have used an external micro USB cable. Because the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B board includes a micro USB power port.

Step 7

Next, you can wrap these cables using ribbons. Also, if you want, you can connect the OSD control panel. But you can also control the screen settings using the screen driver buttons.

Step 8

Afterward, connect the GPIO extension ribbon cable, mouse, and keyboard to the Raspberry Pi board. Then, connect the 12v power adapter to the screen driver.

Step 9

Now, you can explore the Raspberry Pi OS with this touchscreen LCD.

Step 10

Next, open the Thonny IDE and enter the LED blink python code. Then, save this code and click the run button.

#Include library files
import RPi.GPIO as GPIO
from time import sleep


#Set the LED pin as output pin

# Turn LED on and off
while True:
    GPIO.output(18,GPIO.HIGH)# Turn on the LED
    sleep(1)# Delay time
    GPIO.output(18,GPIO.LOW)# Turn off the LED
    sleep(1)# Delay time

Now, you can easily do any project with this screen. The full video guide is below. So, we hope to see you in the next project. have a good day.

CrowVision 11.6″ IPS Capacitive Touch Screen with Raspberry Pi | LED blink example

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