Hey Tek, I am head across the pond to Houston for 3 months come January (I live in England) and I have decided to scale my system down into a portable build as I just can't deal with only a laptop for that long. These days small cases are in abundance however I anticipate that at times over there I will only have access to a lcd tv to hook it up and while this is alright for gaming it would kill me when typing or working on audio for long periods of time, also, I am so used to working with a triple monitor set up (crap monitors but who cares, its just for working audio) so I will really miss the work space.
Then I remembered Logan's little ipad screen arm thing. This got me thinking. Does anybody know what that is or how it was achieved?
I would love to hack a super slim screen together to take with me but its not something I have ever looked into before now. Although I don't mind potentially buying something I am big on re-purposing stuff (eco/cheap) and I have a whole load of dead laptops laying around with functioning screens so I started searching for that. I found a few people on instructables who bought vga lcd controller boards and this struck me as daft as you are then going digital>analogue>digital and thought there must be a better way and so I thought I would turn to you. I imagine a controller would be required but I can see no reason why you would have to go D-A-D. I also know that LVDS isn't really a standardized format beyond the connection (as in pin arrangement ect.) but honestly I don't know much about it beyond that.
So, what do you think? Anybody looked into/tried this before? I am definitely up for discussing alternative methods also, I have been toying with using my nexus 7 as a wireless screen.
[EDIT] So I guess I missed the video they made about the ipad as a monitor, so I am seriously considering that now, although I am still interested in the laptop screen reuse if it works out very cheap