Seeed Studio BeagleBone® Green LCD Cape with Resistive Touch

Green LCD Cape with Resistive Touch is designed for SeeedStudio Beagle bone® Green or Beagle bone Black with a compact 5-inch LCD which is smaller than a 7-inch one but provides a resolution of 800x480 using a layer of 4-wired resistive touchscreen for user interactions. It's easy to setup by just connecting 2x46 pin headers to SeeedStudioBeaglebone®Green/Beaglebone®Black, which provides everything the cape requires such power supply and display signals. In addition, the cape can be powered by the built-in micro USB on the back. Buttons below the screen, LEFT, RIGHT, UP, DOWN and ENTER, provide an alternative way to interact with your screen. Two LEDs are used for power and user status indication.

5 Inch

7 Inch


  • Resolution up to 800x480 (5 inch) / 1024x600 (7 inch)
  • Resistive touchscreen
  • 5 buttons including LEFT, RIGHT, UP, DOWN and ENTER
  • Debian supported
  • ULP backlight
  • 4 x 3mm mounting holes
  • Built-in USB power supply


Name Value
Dimension 200mm x130mm x50mm
Weight G.W 120g
Working Voltage 5V
Working Current 110mA
Power 0.55W


Use it with BeagleBone® to display anything you want.



  • Large range of IO driving current

Cape I2C address switch

  • I2C address configuration switch


  • Backlight, constant current and voltage

Part list

Name Quantity
Green LCD Cape with Resistive Touch 1

Getting Started

It will be shown to you how to get started step by step in this section.


  • BeagleBone® Green board or BeagleBone® black board(with OS installation) × 1.
  • USB cables (type A to micro type B) × 2.

Hardware Connection


BeagleBone® Green board and Green LCD Cape with Resistive Touch both need to be USB-connected for sufficient driving.

Software Configuration

  1. Check what COM port BeagleBone® Green board is using in Device Manager

  1. Access BeagleBone® Green board system using putty with the COM port.

account: debian, password: temppwd

  1. Modify configurations in /boot/uEnv.txt
sudo nano /boot/uEnv.txt

For 7-inch screen:

For 5-inch screen:

For display devices using BeagleBone® HDMI, uncomment disable_uboot_overlay_video=1

  1. Reboot system. LED is blinking and you will see this window