At first, sorry for this noob question, I am total newbie in Raspberry and I want to hear from experienced people. I ordered Pi Zero without any accessories and I want to know if I will need some additional hardware to make this display work with it: eBay link
Will I need to do some soldering or just connect it with cable?
And one more question - can I enable virtual keyboard on 3.5" display?

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You step going to need to purchase a GPIO header accessory. Adafruit Industries sell this

, but you will need to solder it to the board they say. As the for Virtual keyboard, I have only seen two options for the Pi and they most likely won't work with the 3.5" screen.

  • @PKM No problem. Also, a small lightweight wireless keyboard meant for the Pi is this
    – tycrek
    Commented Jul 1, 2016 at 16:16
  • That's quite pricey, I do not want to make bigger investments, because this will be my first time working with microcomputers, and I don't know if I find it interesting //EDIT: Don't you know what is minimal size for virtual keyboard?
    – PKM
    Commented Jul 1, 2016 at 16:54
  • @PKM You can try either one of these keyboards: sudo apt-get install florence or sudo apt-get install matchbox-keyboard
    – tycrek
    Commented Jul 1, 2016 at 17:01
  • You can now buy a Pi Zero (W) with GPIO header already soldered on. I got a cheap Ali Express 3.5" screen to work
    – Mawg
    Commented May 6, 2020 at 15:30

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