ncorrare
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Re: RaspberryPi + PixelQI = Laptop?

Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:14 pm

I know someone has been posting around the idea of making a RaspTop (cute huh?), and wanted to find a cool display to use with the RaspberryPi, well these guys (present at CES) are the ones that make the display for the OLPC. It works amazingly under direct sunlight.

http://www.pixelqi.com/

and the slashdot story here:

http://hardware.slashdot.org/s.....olpc-video

Neon22
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Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:11 am

Re: RaspberryPi + PixelQI = Laptop?

Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:57 am

The pixelqi is a great screen that has a reflective backing and so can be read in full sulight and uses less power as well.

They use the screen in the OLPC laptops.

They now have several more sizes too.

The problem is in communicating with the device. We would need to (probably) use the GPIO pins and a special driver to communicate directly with the display. Pixelqi don't have a higher level interface at this stage. There has been other discussion about driving LCD displays elsewhere on the forum.

e.g. http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....ds-adapter

Personally I'd love to see a way to join these two projects together…

Neon22
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Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:11 am

Re: RaspberryPi + PixelQI = Laptop?

Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:24 am

Some news on a  pixelQi board here:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....ter#p32497

(Method used DVI to LVDS)

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