I'd like to know the approximate thickness (as in, z-axis) measurement from the very front of the Raspberry Pi 7" display, with the display driver mounted, to the furthest back piece of said driver, excluding the Pi; I'll mount the actual Pi (4B) separately, extending the power cables and FFC. I couldn't find dimensions of this anywhere; only of the screen itself.

PS - Or, if anyone has yet found a way to extend the (orange) ribbon cables and mount the driver board separately altogether, that'd be amazing. (said cables would have to be able to last being constantly flexed though, as it's part of a laptop)


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    Not sure if this helps as a worse case (sorry) size to go with smarticase.com/pages/cad-downloads as this also includes space for the Pi on the back of the screen.
    – user115418
    Nov 26, 2020 at 7:05
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    display depth is the number of bits per pixel, not the size of the display ... physical size parameters are height and width
    – jsotola
    Nov 26, 2020 at 18:30
  • @Andyroo that actually helps a lot, the second image shows that it's under 3.5cm. I'm not sure if that includes the Pi or not though.
    – Galaxy
    Nov 26, 2020 at 20:42
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    I think that does include the Pi as the case is designed to enclose it and have the fan cooling the Pi. Pic 9 on smarticase.com/collections/all/products/smartipi-touch-2 shows Pi fitted below the fan
    – user115418
    Nov 26, 2020 at 20:55
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    @Galaxy I understand now ... the term is thickness ... think of pizza
    – jsotola
    Nov 26, 2020 at 21:25

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  • The front of the viewing surface to the back of the display controller PCB is 9.8mm.
  • The Raspberry (3B+) on top of that is 14.75 mm (it's mounted on 10mm stand-offs)
  • The TV HAT on the Raspberry is 13.5 mm (it's also mounted on 8mm standoffs)

That's on a bare system without a case.

So total depth is 38mm (not allowing for any header pins and based on my Raspberry having a TV HAT as my display is my portable DVB-T telly).

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