Remember the re-using an LCD screen post?
Well, I’ve now built it into my lab corner at JeeLabs:
The panel is hinged and swings to the left for access to other stuff, and everything has simply been screwed on. You can see the Acer Aspire One netbook mid-center, which is driving this display in mirroring mode right now.
Here’s the back, with 12V power, VGA, and DPMI connectors:
You can see the (ugly) drilled cutout, with the backlight of the display shining through.
This display is going to be used mainly to experiment with basic in-house display of the data I’ve been collecting for so long, but it will also be available for a new oscilloscope I ordered recently, as well as other experiments which produce a VGA or DPMI signal, such as embedded Linux boards. A Raspberry Pi, perhaps?
A new life for an old discarded laptop display!