Currently, one can even get computer monitors with the “astonishing” aspect ratios of 21:9 and 32:9. This is due to the fact that we have lived through the shift from the previous, squarish 1.33:1 (4:3) to the present 1.78:1 (16:9) broad screens. The latter have ratios of 2.33 and 3.56, respectively, but they are still inferior to Sasaki’s selection: 4.625:1 Waveshare touchscreen LCD with a resolution of 1480 x 320!
Sasaki from Switch Science determined that his Raspberry Pi 400 need a tiny bit more portability. Since he had a big (and we do mean wide) touchscreen, he did as a hacker would do and forced them to communicate. You can see that Sasaki has never been one to let things go once they’ve worked out just well if you visit his projects page on Switch Science. He concluded that his screenless Raspberry Pi 400 simply had to be linked with the large, wide screen he had sitting around.
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To prevent the screen and the Pi 400 from tumbling around each other in his bag, he designed a frame in Autodesk Fusion 360. Eventually, it would go to a sheet metal cutting and bending service, but, not one to waste resources, Sasaki prototyped the prototype by starting with paper stuck to cardboard. Perfect. The final product is unlikely to be found on your CFO’s desk any time soon (wait, you do get really wide spreadsheets, right?), but the Raspberry Pi 400 Touchscreen laptop certainly is an eye-catcher. Sasaki has provided a detailed description of the build process for the Raspberry Pi 400 touchscreen on his project page. If you don’t read Japanese, it’s well worth your time to hit that “Translate” button to get down into the details on this little bit of ingenuity.