We are currently working on a project with a Raspberry Pi 3 B that will run Android Things NIH40K, 0.4.1-devpreview, Jun 15, 2017. As it runs AT I would like to connect two separate displays, one touch screen-module so user can interact via calculator app (making calculations) and one display-module that shows the outcome of the calculation.

We would like to know what technical (hardware and/or software) requirements we need to keep in mind and if it is possible (and how we can) to support the hardware within this setup?

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I've seen some guys using one called Kedei 3.5" . You gonna need to do some ajustments as per their arcticle:


Due the lack of providers in my country, I've bought one called MPI3508 3.5". I'm just starting the tests and I hope to make it run, if it works I come up here again to add this one to the list.


There are two interfaces to display devices, spi and the purpose built ribbon cable connector.

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