Pimoroni’s New Pico Display Takes It to the Max

Source: Tom's Hardware added 18th Jun 2021

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(Image credit: Phil Howard / Pimoroni)

It seems that Pimoroni are working on a follow up to the Pico Display pack. This larger unit was teased via Pimoroni’s software Lead Phil Howard in a series of tweets that show his progress testing the display on a Raspberry Pi Pico. The display is still without a name, but the current working title is “Pico Display Pack Max” as confirmed by Pimoroni co-founder Jon Williamson.

Looks like one of those mazes you get on the back of kids menus pic.twitter.com/7jzClUTgwvJune 17, 2021

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We reached out to Howard for more information and learned that the screen is a 320×240 resolution screen powered by an ST7789 SPI TFT driver. The specs look similar to Adafruit’s own 2 inch screen. Pimoroni’s screen is approximately 2 inches in size and features an IPS display capable of 60 fps. Flanking the screen are four buttons (A,B,X,Y) and a single RGB LED which uses three PWM GPIO pins to mix colors. All of these features are the same as the smaller Pico Display.

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In the tweets we can see the board connected to a breakout, Pimoroni’s Omnibus which suggests that the board follows the design aesthetic of Pimoroni’s Packs that connect to all of the Pico’s GPIO like a backpack. The display is larger than a Raspberry Pi Pico, which would make it the largest pack in the range. We also note that Howard is using Telnet, and connecting to a test URL, so we assume that a Pico Wireless is also connected to the breakout board.

How much and when can we buy one is still not known. But we know that it will be more expensive than the smaller $20 model.

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