Overview

DIY Monitor

In this project, we're going to make a DIY monitor using an 7" HDMI display backpack and a 3D printed enclosure.

This display monitor is very helpful as a second display for a computer, camera and of course a Raspberry pi. The Adafruit HDMI 7" display backpack features an integrated mini display driver that is great for DIY projects. It's fully assembled, works with any HDMI device and includes mounting tabs for easily attaching to a surface.

Connect to a Raspberry pi

Use as a second monitor

Camera preview monitor

Prerequisite Guides

Tools & Supplies

You'll need a couple of hand tools and accessories to assist you in the build. 

This guide was first published on Jul 14, 2015. It was last updated on Oct 17, 2018. This page (Overview) was last updated on May 29, 2017.