Hyperpixel question for the team. Glass cover possible?


#1

hey there gents. I’m planning on putting my hyperpixel into a nice case of some sort and would love to have a solid glass face. is there a thickness of glass or a type of glass that I could use to both cover, and protect the hyperpixel without having it lose capacitance? Check my project topic if you want to know more about my plans


#2

Since it’s possible to get at the raw touch values for the display, you might be able to re-calibrate the Python touch driver to work through a thin layer of glass, but I wouldn’t count on it. Unfortunately I’ve not got such a layer to hand for testing, nor any third party data that would give me a clue. This is definitely something you can only really find out with trial/error.


#3

thanks @gadgetoid I’ll check some of these out and report back after my testing. I know the digitizers on like iphones are behind a lot of the glass. maybe I’ll try a replacement iphone screen or maybe just a “screen protector” type glass front. Either way, I’ll let you know what I find out when I get there


#4

I think you may find that the HyperPixel digitizer is crude compared to the iPhone one, but it’s definitely possible to calibrate it somewhat- so you could get some leeway.