markh1970
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Re: Suggested small displays

Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:12 pm

Have just read about this USB powered, second display for laptops.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/.....op-monitor

Any idea of some small displays to make the whole solution more transportable?

Not trying to make a tablet, more a diagnositic, non video screen.

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Re: Suggested small displays

Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:11 am

markh1970 said:


Have just read about this USB powered, second display for laptops.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/.....op-monitor

Any idea of some small displays to make the whole solution more transportable?

Not trying to make a tablet, more a diagnositic, non video screen.


I remember searching for the same thing years ago for other reasons. COOLLCD has a number of HDMI field monitors for use with cameras that would work. However, they are roughly $150-$200, same as that laptop monitor. They are not USB powered but can be powered via battery pack. Still, at that price might as well get a tablet.

I remember also searching years ago for small lcd screens to use for a DIY projector and finding cheaper sources in Asia without cases and so on. Surely there are some out there that would be perfect but may not offer as many options as a field monitor. I will see if I can find that again.

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Re: Suggested small displays

Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:57 am

I am currently looking at the Lilliput 7" LCD screen (HDMI) .. although not very cheap.

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Re: Suggested small displays

Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:44 am

http://www.ebuyer.com/273376-c.....0v-c16100f

How about this one - 1366x768 display, 12V operation, 2x HDMI etc.  And you can use it as a TV, DVDplayer and the rest.

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Re: Suggested small displays

Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:13 am

Have a look on eBay. There are loads of companies importing stuff from China. For £119 you can get an 8-inch HDMI touchscreen.

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Re: Suggested small displays

Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:48 pm

4D Systems has some small serial displays. They are small and reasonably priced. You will need, though, to write special software for using them (they work in some kind of proprietary protocol).

I think you should define your requirements more precisely. If you want debugging and diagnostics, a serial terminal is the way to go. Grab the cheapest netbook you can find and you will get a full fledged terminal that you can connect to your Pi either through serial connection or network.

If you're bold enough, you can try connecting to you're RasPi with a smartphone and a Bluetooth or Wifi dongle.

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Re: Suggested small displays

Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:34 pm

If your willing to look at serial displays then seeedstudio have some relatively cheap

ones with touch support.

http://www.seeedstudio.com/dep.....th=163_164

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Re: Suggested small displays

Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:20 pm

This is a composite 640x480 3,5"screen only 16 euro's :

http://www.ebay.nl/itm/NEW-3-5.....2317551e1d

Or a 4" composite screen :




http://www.ebay.nl/itm/4-inch-.....5d320c836c

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Re: Suggested small displays

Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:31 am

http://www.engadget.com/2012/0.....w/?m=false

found this, may not be out for a while but is definitely interesting.
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Re: Suggested small displays

Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:38 am

Seven-inch LCD televisions sets with an HDMI input can be had for around £70 on Amazon, some of which have a USB port that could potentially be used for powering the R-Pi.

Alternatively, HDMI to DVI adapters are going for as little as £1.25 online (see http://www.shopwiki.co.uk/l/Ad.....female-DVI) and a secondhand monitor from Cash Converters is unlikely to set you back more than £20.

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Re: Suggested small displays

Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:13 pm

Hi, I've been keeping up with Pi for a few months as I always love low power solutions, alternative energy, etc. A laptop is my main computer ATM, and I would love to make the switch to something like the Pi for my main system.

I'm a Cinematographer by trade and many of us in this sector have searched for the best HDMI monitor that balances smaller size with portability, power options, and low cost…while we haven't found a blockbuster yet, one of the best options right now is this : http://www.aliexpress.com/stor.....input.html

It's a 10 inch TV/Monitor for about $140(including shipping to the US) with quite alot of input and output options, the most important being HDMI and USB, which may be capable of providing power to the Pi. It also has video out to send the signal someplace else, and audio in/out to act as the speaker system for the Pi. It also has a built in 2300mah battery and accepts a fairly standard 12v input, so it could be brought into many power systems already existing…like the car.

It doesn't have the most amazing resolution, being 1024x600, but has served our industry as an amount that is ~just enough~ to pull focus on….you'll have to be the judge if it's good enough. I myself use a 1920x1200 display right now on my main computer(laptop I mentioned), so that would be a definite step backwords, but I think it might be worth it as I believe I'm sucking up 120-150 watts to compute right now….

One last note on power is that I've heard this display has no warning when the battery dies…it just goes. So be aware that some sort of modification, knowing it's average run-time, or other solution might have to be found if you needed it to never just turn off all of a sudden.

Thanks to everyone for being here, to the guys for making the Pi, and I look forward to ordering one VERY SOON

P.S. I'm really excited that eventually there might be a port of Haiku OS to ARM

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Re: Suggested small displays

Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:25 pm

For 3Euro you can purchase 3" photoframe on AX206 that can be used as an USB display via LCD4Linux. Works like a charm for status display.

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Re: Suggested small displays

Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:30 pm

I've been looking around for a small (but not quite 7"-small) HDMI display I could use with the RasPi, mainly because the only one currently in the house, is our main TV, and I'd rather not have to argue over it with the family

One problem I've found: flat-panel PC monitors tend not to offer an HDMI connection until the price enters three figures (about £150 in the UK, though shopping online might cut that down a bit). The cheapest give you VGA (no-go), and a few more £££ might get you a DVI as well.

However, almost all flat-panel TVs - even the cheapest - have at least one HDMI input, and if you're not a "brand snob" you can find 16"-18" models as cheaply as £65-70, even on the high street (though the big supermarkets are your best bet outside the online stores).

Don't know what the quality of such TVs would be for RasPi use - I hope to find out myself, and if I do, I'll let you know...
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Re: Suggested small displays

Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:01 pm

I also want to know if it is possible to find some kind of driver with hdmi or video in input to work with smartphone displays, best one will be an amoled one. For a cheap system we need a cheap display also. Or pixel qi display of 7". I'm interested in a very low power display between 1-2,5 w maximum.

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Re: Suggested small displays

Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:55 pm

I was looking at the tomtom screens on ebay the other day, perfect for anybody wanting to make their own Pipboy!

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Re: Suggested small displays

Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:08 pm

How about one of these bad boys just to display error messages and the current IP address (for ssh).

edit - By all accounts they work with LCDProc and one guy even wrote a driver for the 4x20 version.

£11.29 with free delivery! Ideal for displaying IP address.

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Re: Suggested small displays

Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:51 pm

How about this

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBay.....ink:top:en

Is a 3.5 inch touchscreen.

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Re: Suggested small displays

Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:40 am

A bit larger than I was hoping for, but 7" seems to be such a standard……

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rupse-.....038;sr=8-5

119gbp   actually    800x 480 hdmi in and touch screen -via usb with linux drivers

5V 100mA

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Re: Suggested small displays

Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:10 am

I am looking for a 10" display, I am suspecting that the 7" ones out there are perhaps a tad smaller than i have in mind. Editing text on a 7" is not going to really work IMHO.

It looks like one has to fork out about £120 plus postage, there must be something out there just a little ways below this cost - everything is experimental, hence I'm not keen to spend money on something that may not really fly.

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