1.5" 128x128 is plenty for the "right" application, the cost is low and the power usage is minimal.reggie wrote:I think you'd be better off looking for a 3.5" or bigger screen on ebay that uses spi and has a controller on it. It's great hacking the little photoframes but the screen size is a bit pitiful at 1.5" There are already linux drivers out there for plenty of little screens, ilitek, himax etc.
It would totally depend on what the internal chipset is as to what your options are. The 1.5" screens are mentioned here since they can (apparently) be hacked to provide direct interfacing to the screen.captainwebb wrote:Morgan (http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk) are selling an "Elonex 7" Weather Station and Digital Photo Frame WS710" for UKL30. The photo frame is 800x600 pixels and has a USB2 connection.
I assume RPi can supply images to the screen via USB, but could that setup function as a Linux terminal? I'm currently using HDMI to drive an (enormous) lcd monitor from my RPi, but would like something smaller.
I'm very new to Linux, so I'm hoping to pick someone else's brain. Thanks.
Today I took this tutorial above and did go through it with a Raspberry Pi under Raspbian Wheezy.
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apt-get install libtool automake1.10 autoconf zlib1g-dev libssl-dev python-dev libc6 libusb-dev libibus-1.0-dev subversion libgd2-noxpm-dev libgd2-noxpm –fix-missing (apt-get install sdcc-libraries) apt-get install cc1111 wget http://tech.section5.ch/files/dpfhack-0.1alpha.tgz tar -xvzf dpfhack-0.1alpha.tgz cd dpf/src make cd .. wget http://tech.section5.ch/files/dpf-lcd4linux.tgz tar -xvzf dpf-lcd4linux.tgz cd dpf vi build-dpf-lcd4linux.sh ./build-dpf-lcd4linux.sh ../src/dpflib/ cd lcd4linux make install