Computing stuff tied to the physical world

Permanent LCD display

In Hardware on Oct 31, 2011 at 00:01

Remember the re-using an LCD screen post?

Well, I’ve now built it into my lab corner at JeeLabs:

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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:

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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!

  1. Some info about the “new oscilloscope” (when it arrives) would be interesting.

  2. Were the controller boards / cables straight from the laptop?

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