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BeagleBone: Creative Projects for Hobbyists by Richard Grimmett, Rodolfo Giometti, Charles Hamilton

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Testing a mini LCD cape

In this section, we will cook up an introductory recipe to use the mini LCD display cape designed by CircuitCo.

With a mere 1.8 inches of screen territory, you might wonder what kind of scenarios would be relevant for an add-on such as this. You might also think that the design is a bit odd as the PCB board space dwarfs the actual screen size. Keep in mind a couple of things, though, when deciding to purchase the cape and testing it:

  • The BBB is an embedded computing-centric development environment, not desktop-centric as RPi is. As such, an add-on similar to this mini display cape addresses the needs of typical use cases for an embedded device. These are situations that commonly require extremely low power and minimal display, ...

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