This weekend has been fun. I got my 2.0″ LCD Display from Adafruit in! It’s an amazing little screen. Bright, Sharp, Colorful. MAME, Quake, NeoGeo games all look great on it. A concern I had was how to power the little screen. It can take 5v – 12v, and the connector is just two bare wires for power.
After testing the screen with a regular power supply, I decided I wanted to see if I could power it via the GPIO power pins on the Raspberry Pi itself. I was concerned about the amperage it would require, but after connecting it to pins 2 and 6 (5v and GND), and powering on the Pi, they both turned on and I was watching Raspbian bootup.
On the Raspberry Pi Forums, gcala contributed a post with a how to on getting Youtube to play from the command line to omxplayer.
Here is a video I took after getting youtube-viewer running on my Pi:
Hope you all enjoy this!
I love that little screen. I added myself to the notification list for when more of the 2.5″ ones come into stock; I’m going to see if I can power both the screen and Pi from 4 AA batteries. Thanks for the link! =)
Let me know if you can!
I’m currently looking at this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/330745290624#ht_2749wt_1075 – “12000mAh Power Bank External Battery Charger Double USB Connector”
to power my Pi and the LCD Screen.