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by Michael Meissner
Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Streaming HDMI Output over LAN
Replies: 1
Views: 1187

Re: Streaming HDMI Output over LAN

Well one way to do it is to run your X session via vncserver. Then on any system, you can connect via vncviewer and have full control over the X session. You can set it up so that multiple people can share the X session. For example, I worked from home today since I'm moving offices, and they needed...
by Michael Meissner
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Hacking a screen's power input
Replies: 2
Views: 982

Re: Hacking a screen's power input

There are various posts about changing the display's power supply (better living through soldering and electronics). Another alternative if you search around is you can get rechargeable battery packs that put out both 5v and 12v that are typically made for wireless video cameras. You would need to m...
by Michael Meissner
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Small SCART or HDMI Screen. Do they exist?
Replies: 3
Views: 3069

Re: Small SCART or HDMI Screen. Do they exist?

Another option is Lilliput monitors, which makes 7, 8, and 10" monitors. Some of the monitors are meant for videographers, and are battery powered and have HDMI inputs.
by Michael Meissner
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: car cam with android smartphone
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

Re: car cam with android smartphone

With classic bluetooth, the thing you need to watch out for is bandwidth. Whether the RP is fast enough to reduce the video so it will fit within the bluetooth bandwidth envelope, and whether the video will be acceptable quality, I dunno. I suspect the simplest is to eliminate the RP altogether, and...
by Michael Meissner
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Battery-Powered Monitor for the Pi?
Replies: 71
Views: 9028

Re: Battery-Powered Monitor for the Pi?

My wife's 4 year old 9" Sony DVP-FX930/L DVD player might meet your needs. It has a self contained battery and it has an option to take composite video and display it on the screen. I haven't tried it with the Pi, so I don't know how it would actually look (I had tried it as a remote monitor for my ...
by Michael Meissner
Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Connecting RPi to UbiSlate 7Ci (Aakash-2)
Replies: 1
Views: 688

Re: Connecting RPi to UbiSlate 7Ci (Aakash-2)

Well it has Wifi, so you could setup a VNC server on the pi, get a wifi USB card for the pi, and connect using an Android VNC client on the tablet. :geek:
by Michael Meissner
Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 2 Displays with different configs possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Re: 2 Displays with different configs possible?

I've done it in the past on a laptop, that recognized when I had one particular PS/2->USB adapter onboard, it was operating from home on my KVM switch, and if I had a different PS/2->USB adapter for my work monitor (and if none, revert to the laptop screen). I no longer switch X configurations, sinc...
by Michael Meissner
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi with Kindle Fire Hd (7")
Replies: 18
Views: 21342

Re: Raspberry Pi with Kindle Fire Hd (7")

I got my eldest one of those for Xmas - he loves it, and I got £30 off in the Amazon promotion. Didn't realise you could VNC/SSH - might have to get one myself now... I posted the previous message when I was at work, and I'm at home now with the Kindle. The free VNC app that I installed is VMConsol...
by Michael Meissner
Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi with Kindle Fire Hd (7")
Replies: 18
Views: 21342

Re: Raspberry Pi with Kindle Fire Hd (7")

I got a non-HD Kindle Fire for Christmas. The Amazon app store has VNC in it, and I was able to use it to connect briefly with a laptop running Linux with normal VNC on it using my wifi router. I haven't taken much time to look in detail at present. I suspect it will work on Raspberry Pi if you have...
by Michael Meissner
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Dual Monitors
Replies: 34
Views: 90873

Re: Dual Monitors

Another possibility might be to use USB monitors. For instance, I noticed this via google: http://plugable.com/2011/12/23/usb-graphics-and-linux. :geek:
by Michael Meissner
Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: DIY Efficient Raspberry pi Glasses
Replies: 26
Views: 14980

Re: DIY Efficient Raspberry pi Glasses

I haven't hooked it up to the pi yet, but I just got the 1.5" LCD display from Adafruit, and I was using it with the live view output from my camera. This display takes composite video, and from the r-pi, you would need a male to male composite cable with male RCA jacks on each end. Well, it looks ...
by Michael Meissner
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Connecting TFT rear view camera to RPi
Replies: 3
Views: 6287

Re: Connecting TFT rear view camera to RPi

The reason the car backup monitors have 2 inputs is the display automatically switches to the first input if there is a signal, otherwise it will display the second input. The idea is when your backup camera is on, it will transmit data, while when it is off, you might want to watch a DVD hooked to ...
by Michael Meissner
Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: raspi-usb-tablet terminal emulator
Replies: 13
Views: 4233

Re: raspi-usb-tablet terminal emulator

It was surprisingly easy to enable USB networking to my stock Android phone, as it supports USB tethering. It's running Android 4.1 - no idea when this option was introduced, but I think tethering has been there for at least a year or so. And I don't know if this is available on Android tablets. No...
by Michael Meissner
Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: DIY Efficient Raspberry pi Glasses
Replies: 26
Views: 14980

Re: DIY Efficient Raspberry pi Glasses

@Zack
I bought a used MyVue with intent to use it for my steampunk camera. I bought an Ipod dock hoping to use it to send composite to the glasses, and I wasn't able to get it to work. Can you point me to a guide on how to mod the Ipod MyVue?
by Michael Meissner
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Can i use my laptop display as the monitor via HDMI
Replies: 2
Views: 2799

Re: Can i use my laptop display as the monitor via HDMI

Only if your laptop has HDMI input capability (i.e. you could hook up an external DVD/Blu-ray player to the laptop, and play movies and watch it on the screen. Typically, the HDMI port (and previous DVI port) is an output only device, where the user uses the HDMI/DVI port to put the output on an ext...
by Michael Meissner
Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: DIY Efficient Raspberry pi Glasses
Replies: 26
Views: 14980

Re: DIY Efficient Raspberry pi Glasses

I haven't hooked it up to the pi yet, but I just got the 1.5" LCD display from Adafruit, and I was using it with the live view output from my camera. This display takes composite video, and from the r-pi, you would need a male to male composite cable with male RCA jacks on each end. Now, at 55, I am...
by Michael Meissner
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Modifying a 3.5" car display for USB power.
Replies: 453
Views: 236345

Re: Modifying a 3.5" car display for USB power.

Well if you read the man page for xterm, it discusses the -geometry option which gives the rows and columns. Most of the -f options control the various fonts. The XTerm*vt100.geometry resources control the geometry and position of the vt100 box for generic xterm's, while <name>*vt100.geometry contro...
by Michael Meissner
Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Projector
Replies: 2
Views: 1451

Re: Projector

It depends on the projector. If you are wanting to use a specific project, check whether it supports HDMI or composite video, which the raspberry pi supports (HDMI is better than composite video if you have a choice). If your project supports DVI, you can get a HDMI to DVI cable to connect to it for...
by Michael Meissner
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Android Tablet as rPi Monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 4781

Re: Android Tablet as rPi Monitor

You may need to look at the firewall settings on the Pi. It may not be allowing traffic to the VNC ports. If you started vncserver from a terminal, check whether it was started on screen 0 or 1, and when connecting to it, you would need to use that screen number in the vncviewer.
by Michael Meissner
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How to attach TFT screen to RasPi?
Replies: 12
Views: 11011

Re: How to attach TFT screen to RasPi?

It only looks intimidating because they supply just about every plug that phones have ever used for a power jack. In theory, the EU has solved this problem by mandating that everybody use a micro-B USB plug for new designs for phones, tablets, and e-readers. Raspberry-PI uses micro-B. However, Apple...
by Michael Meissner
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How to attach TFT screen to RasPi?
Replies: 12
Views: 11011

Re: How to attach TFT screen to RasPi?

If you are wanting a mobile solution, you can find batteries that have both 5v and 9v outputs in parallel (many of these have 12v output as well). For example this battery from Amazon has two 5v outputs and one 9v/12v output. I have a cheaper version from the same manufacturer that just has the two ...
by Michael Meissner
Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 7" to 12" Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 2691

Re: 7" to 12" Screen

I believe if you edit config.txt you can tune the composite output for your device. If you want HDMI, you want to go with something like a Lilliput LCD ($190 at amazon.com). If you are more budget constrained, you need to accept the limitations of the cheaper units that were meant for other tasks. :...
by Michael Meissner
Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 7" to 12" Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 2691

Re: 7" to 12" Screen

I don't own the Insignia (at least currently). I was just pointing out others had used it. Evidently due to big box store closings (Best Buy?) there are a lot flooding ebay right now if you look for them. Also, I think the main unit had failures in the DVD player, and the 2nd screen is being sold. G...
by Michael Meissner
Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: So about those cheap 7 inch lcds...
Replies: 1
Views: 1644

Re: So about those cheap 7 inch lcds...

It depends on whether you are buying a screen for looking at pictures or at text. I would imagine it also depends how good your eyesight is, and how far away from the screen you are. For the purpose of looking at DVDs, particularly in a car where your eyes are at least 3 feet/1 meter away from the s...
by Michael Meissner
Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 7" to 12" Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 2691

Re: 7" to 12" Screen

Other posts in this forum have indicated the Insignia NS-D7P DVD player secondary screen works with the Raspberry-PI. You would need a video cable and a 9-12 volt power supply. Here is one link that I found on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/120993835293?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436...

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