Desktop Monitor TOS


#263

I’m not sure which way I’m going to go with this build, I am definitely going to build a working monitor but I’m not sure by what means. I’ll be following your progress closely as I’m intrigued by the possibilities of the Raspberry Pi. Will you be documenting your build, Steve (subtle hint)?


#264

The monitor screen was in the mailbox today! Made it in one piece and is working fine with the Raspberry Pi.


#265

Cool.


#266

What cracks me up the most about this monitor from China is it comes with zero documentation! No evidence of even what voltage to run it at. LOL luckily Sharon had drawn the block diagram earlier in the thread so I followed her lead with 12v DC. Sharon I hope you don’t mind but I am going to shamelessly copy your monitor design.


#267

Don’t mind at all Steve, there’s no need to re-invent the wheel, don’t want people selling them though.

The TFT monitor specs were in the purchase listing, I posted those specs above and later made up a block diagram for my TOS Desktop Monitor/Computer to help others follow along and build their own.


#268

Okay, that cinches it…I’m going with the Raspberry Pi. I’ll be ordering that and the monitor today. This looks like it’s going to be a very fun build apart from the inevitable moments of hair pulling and hand wringing associated with me learning new technology. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#269

Can someone post the height/width of the screen opening as well as the available H/W space inside, behind the bezel? Thanks.


#270


#271

Even though I’ve decided to go with the Raspberry Pi I thought I would share my original plan. This may appeal to someone that might want an even easier way to have a functioning monitor.
Once you’ve installed the monitor and components you could use an ipad with a lightening to HDMI adapter.


#272

So here is the general set up minus a audio circuit.


Close up of the desktop.


Top left clockwise… Wireless keyboard, monitor driver board, HDMI cable, Raspberry Pi and flat screen monitor.


#273

Better lighting!


#274

Wow, very impressive!


#275

Very Nice @pielock373


#276

Would love to do that to my kit but no electronic skills here


#277

What Xlowes said. Watching along, salivating…


#279

Raspberry Pi: https://www.amazon.com/CanaKit-Raspberry-Power-Supply-Listed/dp/B07BC6WH7V/ref=pd_sxp_redirect

Keyboard/mouse remote:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I5SW8MC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


#280

If you do electronics salivating is not recommended !! LOL !!!


#282

That’s why I don’t do electronics…lol