ghodan
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Using Raspberry Pi as USB monitor

Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:11 am

Hi,

I could not find an answer on google and could not find a topic in this form.
What i would like to know is if its possible to turn a Raspberry Pi + a small addon screen like the:
PITFT PLUS 320X240 2.8" TFT (Adafruit Model: ADA-2298) , into a USB monitor to be used on a pc with windows 10.

Why? To have this for a fraction of the price, i already own multiple pi's:
http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/screen.cfm

So question again in short:
Pi + tft addon screen --> connected via usb to windows pc with win10 os --> Gets detected as USB monitor.
Is that possible?

Plan B question:
Would the Z1 client run with ExaGear on a Pi3? (Z1 client: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/whatsnew45.cfm)

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topguy
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Re: Using Raspberry Pi as USB monitor

Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:02 pm

As far as I know only the Pi Zero usb port can be put into "device" mode. So it limits your choice of hardware.

But for emulating a display over usb that is another issue completely.
Some info on the subject here: http://pi.gbaman.info/?p=699

LeMoog
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Re: Using Raspberry Pi as USB monitor

Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:30 am

To me the device you are trying to redesign is just acting as a terminal, assuming you can access the raw telemetry data on your PC then you just need to transfer it across to the pi and make a normal X windows display on the Pi to show it. USB in original product is either just serial over USB or maybe virtual network

That being said if I designed the software then I would make accessing the telemetry data difficult if I hoped to sell the product you are trying to copy. You might find it easier to deal with the telemetry data directly and rewrite their software to run on the Pi

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