As Tom’s hardware. Note, the T-display RP2040 board is not only the display-equipped raspberry pie RP2040 board, but also much cheaper than the alternative, such as Arducam Pico4ML, Which sells for about $ 50.
In addition to the display, which is based on the ST7789V SPI display controller, the LilyGO T-Display comes with all the usual features. $ 4 Pico. The dual Cortex M0 + processor can be built to run up to 133 Hz, as well as 4MB of flash storage.
The board, like any other Pico, is programmable via MicroPython and C, and it is speculated that Arduino support may be available in the near future, as it is available on a similar ESP32 board from the same display manufacturer.
Win some, lose some.
While the board has a healthy complement of extension options including 15-pin + 12-pin extension headers with 14x GPIOs, Tom’s hardware. This suggests that the traditional raspberry pie pico has a different pin layout. Combined with the fact that it looks wider, something will have to be done to get the Pico accessories to work with the Lego Tea display.
On the plus side, though, the board supports dual-mode power. The standard is 5V USB-C, which is reportedly becoming the standard connector in maker boards. These two pins are complemented by a 1.25mm pitch JST connector that can power the board and the screen with a lipo battery.
The $ 10 package includes the T-Display RP2040 board itself, a connector cable to connect to the battery, and an expansion header. However, the board was out of stock when we checked at the time of writing.
through Tom’s hardware.