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    Default Use an old laptop as a second desktop display


    When we’re trying to get a relatively complex project to work we often end up with twenty windows open. When this happens we’re usually referencing multiple data sheets, webpages, and trying to write code that the same time. We’ve seen people with two or three monitors to alleviate the situation (often called a battlestation), but the we’re cheap and can’t justify buying more displays just for these occasions. Well [Oscar] may have the solution for us. His old laptop had been sitting in a box unused so he flipped the screen and built a stand to position it as an additional display on his desk.
    The hack simply removed the screen for the hinged cover so that it could be flipped around. This turns the laptop into a tablet minus the touchscreen ability but that could always be added in later (we’ve seen it done with netbooks). He tells us that the only issue he ran into during this process was the length of the inverter cable. He simply cut it and spliced in a little bit of extra length.
    [Oscar] didn’t write a post about his project, but you can see the build gallery after the break.

    http://hackaday.com/2012/12/05/use-a...sktop-display/

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    you can buy controllers from ebay, really useful for testing screens just search for
    HDMI+VGA+AV LCD Controller
    or
    VGA+DVI LCD controller

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