HDMIPi is a £75 9-inch HD screen for the Raspberry Pi
British Pi fans have successfully crowdfunded a 9-inch monitor for the home-made computer, letting you watch HD video for naff-all cash.
If you're looking for a nifty little screen for your Raspberry Pi to build into a project or just watch some HD video, some like-minded British Pi fans have just the job. The HDMIPi is a simple, low-cost screen with a 1,280x800-pixel resolution -- nothing fancy, but it should do the job and its creators are only asking £75 a pop.
HDMIPi is the brainchild of RasPi.TV blogger Alex Eames, who's partnered with Cyntech -- which makes this lovely pink Pi case -- and Pi logo designer Paul Beech. They're asking for your cash via crowdfunding site Kickstarter, with the aim of funding a 1,000-unit initial run.
The funding target has already been surpassed, so the plan will definitely go ahead. That limits the risk of the scheme failing, but you should remember this isn't exactly the same as buying something from a shop. Delivery is estimated for February next year, but might be pushed back, if things don't go as planned.
It's not your usual TV either -- this is as barebones as the Pi itself. £75, the base price, bags you the screen, the driver board and a plastic case, but an extra £28 will give you a stand, a power supply, and an SD card with software installed so you can plug in your Pi and use the screen straight away.
You can also pay £128 for all of the above, plus a Cyntech case and USB and HDMI cables. Those are very limited offers, although it's possible the project may add more options. None of them include a TV tuner, I should probably note -- this is strictly a monitor and nothing more.
If you want to learn more about Raspberry Pi, boy, have you come to the right place:
Check out the HDMIPi Kickstarter page here, and watch the video below for more info (plus adorable blooper at the end!):
What do you make of the HDMIPi? And what will you make from it? Let me know your plans for this dinky display down in the comments, or on our hurriedly taped together Facebook page.