What steps would one take to hack together a connection from LVDS to the Pi? Assume, I have no clue what LVDS is, but do have a general knowledge of electronics and chips and how to build things. I too am looking to add a 7-10 display.
My current plans is to find a screen to which I can use/mod with a separate powered board, and merely connect the screen to either the USB or the HDMI port. I'm currently hoping to not have to build a HDMI connector, with a breakout board on one side, nor to use the USB.
I'm also planning on adding a touchscreen. My plan there is to lay the touchscreen over the LCD and send the touchscreen data via USB. My goal is to *not* write a driver. I have found a HDMI touchscreen LCD panel. The HDMI appears to be broken out into board connectors, which I'm confident I can convert into a connection with a male HDMI connector, albeit, the soldering is a bit tight, and I'll need to invest in a good magnifier, and a better quality soldering iron, and lead-free solder (I've not done much hobbying soldering in many years). My project is building two Android PiPad devices with my young daughter. I'm keeping my design open until I find the right display. Yes, I know, I'm going to need to make Android work on RPi, or make Rasbpian "look like" Android. But my daughter is looking forward to accessing the Android store for apps. Where as I'd rather make a Driodian cross-breed [yes Mad Scientist stuff].