Stayed in the city for dinner with a visiting buddy last Wednesday, so I arrived home late to find an unexpected surprise! A package from a crowdfunded project! 3 days early (thank you DHL, although only mine appears to have delivered early)
This is a PiTouch, a project I found on Indiegogo last fall which brings sound and a usb hub on a 10.1" touchscreen for the Raspberry Pi single board computer or other devices with an HDMI display including Mac and PC.
Ripping right into the package, I find a nested pack of bubble wrapped goodness
Inside that pack of wrap I discover 4 items:
- The display wrapped in bubble wrap
- A PiTouch branded IR Remote
- A Raspberry Pi Case (optional) in foam plastic
- A bag of cables
Working backwards, we see the cables include:
- A Power transformer
- A US appliance cord
- A USB-A(M) to USB-mini(M) cable
- Two HDMI Cables
- A short cable with a 90 degree angle
- A longer, standard HDMI cable
The Raspberry Pi case comes attached to a duplicate leg for the display.
Due to logistics of air frieght with batteries, we knew the remote was going to arrive without batteries.
And finally, the year long awaited unveiling of the display itself:
TADA! The front:
and the back of the PiTouch display:
Left to right those are:
- Two usb full size ports rated for 0.5A on the side
- One usb full size port rated for 1.5A on the back
- A mini usb port that is the host port of the built in hub
- a 2A-5A DC power input
- A switch to enable power to the device connected via the 'To PC USB' port
- The kickstand
- Composite Video In (security system, backup camera, etc)
- Two HDMI ports
The two 0.5A rated usb ports on the left are visible here from the edge view. In the center, the single blue power button and LED that are 'off', 'red':standby, 'blue':on. The four blue buttons on the bottom manage the On Screen Display.
Unfortunately...Danger Will Robinson! There was some mixup in the included power supply bundle.
Mission is aborted for this evening!
unboxing continues in the next post