BIGTREETECH, a Shenzhen-based 3D printer electronics developer, has launched its new Raspberry Pad 5 LCD display.
Designed for use with FDM 3D printers, the 5-inch capacitive touchscreen features an 800 x 480 resolution and comes with IPS technology, providing a wider and more comfortable viewing angle. Beyond 3D printers, however, the color Raspberry Pad 5 is also suitable for a variety of other tech applications such as smart mirrors, digital photo frames, wall calendars, robotics, and even minicomputers.
Eric Zhang, Founder of BIGTREETECH, said, “The Raspberry Pad 5 is an affordable motherboard solution for your 3D printer and other devices. Compatible with all series of the Raspberry Pi CM4 board, the device is a perfect main control board system. In addition to 3D printing applications, it is also intended for makers to use in a variety of DIY projects.
The electronic ecosystem of BIGTREETECH
Founded in 2015, BIGTREETECH has become a major player in the game of 3D printer electronics, specializing in control boards, display screens and driver boards. Over the past seven years, the company has shipped its products to over 100 countries around the world.
Under its BIQU brand, the company also develops its own consumer desktop FFF 3D printers. The first of these, the BIQU B1, was launched in June 2020 and soon after in August 2020, the company launched its flagship BIQU BX on Kickstarter. The latest printer in the portfolio is the user-friendly BIQU B1 SE PLUS.
Additionally, BIQU is also home to a wide variety of 3D printing peripherals and add-ons such as extruders, hotends, heatsinks, linear guides, fans, PTFE tubes, timing belts, and even filaments. . Just recently, the company announced the launch of two new high performance FFF extruder kits – the H2O and the H2 500℃.
The Raspberry Pad 5
The BIGTREETECH Raspberry Pad 5 measures 121 x 75.9mm, while the actual screen size is 108 x 64.8mm. It’s larger than the default touchscreens of most 3D printing systems, so you can expect it to give users a more premium control experience.
The LCD screen comes with two buttons on the side to adjust the screen brightness and another button to flip the screen. It also sports a wide variety of interfaces to provide flexible connectivity options, including HDMI, 40-pin GPIO, RJ45 Ethernet, USB Type-C, three USB 2.0 slots, and a CSI port.
The HDMI port allows users to connect to an external display of up to 2K resolution, while the USB Type-C port performs multiple functions. Besides acting as the power supply (5V), it is also a CAN (Controller Area Network) bus and can be used to flash the eMMC.
The onboard real-time clock module is powered by a separate CR1220 lithium coin cell battery, protecting timing in the event of a power failure. The display also offers electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection to protect devices connected to USB and network ports from electrostatic hazards.
When integrated with an FDM 3D printer, the Raspberry Pad 5 will need to be combined with a Raspberry Pi CM4 board and allows users to run Klipper firmware.
Technical specifications and prices
Below are the technical specifications of the Raspberry Pad 5 LCD. BIGTREETECH customers can order now for $99.
|Display size||108 × 64.8mm (5″)|
|power input||Type-C 5V|
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The featured image shows the Raspberry Pad 5 LCD screen. Photo via BIGTREETECH.