Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 23:49 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "What is great about this panel (except its resolution) is that it has an eDisplayPort interface (which is supposed to replace LVDS in the near future), and as this hack proves it is compatible with traditional DisplayPort outputs found on all modern video cards. The panel is also surprisingly cheap - I got mine on ebay for $55, shipped from China. Hoping that eDisplayPort is compatible with regular DisplayPort (I couldn't find conclusive proof of this), I went on to interface the panel with a DP cable." Cool.
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Nice
by WorknMan on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 00:54 UTC
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

There are some softsynth makers using iPads as touch screen frontends for knobs, sliders, etc. Would be nice to have this stuff on a 23" display ;)

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neat
by transputer_guy on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 01:49 UTC
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2005-07-08

I didn't see them at $55 on ebay, more like $80++, but Alibaba in Shenzhen has them for about $50-60 for min order 10.

Besides the obvious ARM boards that people might want to hook up, there is also the possibility of driving with an FPGA like Spartan6 if you have the DP interface license and a soft core CPU.

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RE: neat
by chithanh on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 11:30 UTC in reply to "neat"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

I didn't see them at $55 on ebay, more like $80++, but Alibaba in Shenzhen has them for about $50-60 for min order 10.

I found this listing for 56.95 USD (ships for free inside US)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/130705945563
One other with free international shipping for 62.88 USD
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281094094894

Besides the obvious ARM boards that people might want to hook up

Most popular ARM boards don't have DP/eDP connectors, so you will need an expensive converter.
Samsung Arndale is one of the few exceptions.

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In Car?
by HappyGod on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 01:56 UTC
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2005-10-19

I love that one of the comments on the site says they'd like it in their car dash!

Isn't an iPad screen a bit big for that?

Anyhow, love the concept. Would be perfect for a small study PC in the spare room or something, or use as a home jukebox controller. Nice.

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RE: In Car?
by iMissBeOS on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 02:26 UTC in reply to "In Car?"
iMissBeOS Member since:
2012-05-24

For what it's worth, the Tesla Model S has a 17" touchscreen in its dash. Some of the only complaints I've read about it is the fear that drivers will be distracted playing with it instead of driving.

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RE: In Car?
by bhtooefr on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 10:25 UTC in reply to "In Car?"
bhtooefr Member since:
2009-02-19

When the iPad first came out, putting whole iPads into car dashes was actually a thing.

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Comment by OSbunny
by OSbunny on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 14:33 UTC
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2009-05-23

It's too small!

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BlueofRainbow
Member since:
2009-01-06

Very interesting.

Now, if someone could creatively find a way to connect a Raspberry Pi to such a Retina display, along with the touch screen and its interface, then this would be very close to my dream device.

Still missing would be:

i) a nice enclosure. One could probably design one which could be produced on a 3D Printer.

ii) a matte overlay for the screen, or better still an off-the-self matte Retina display. Glossy screens look beautiful in-doors but are completely useless (un-readable) out-doors.

iii) a fully customizable/un-brickable operating system. My preference would be Haiku although some work would be required to adapt its user interface to a touch paragdim.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Now, if someone could creatively find a way to connect a Raspberry Pi to such a Retina display


There is no DisplayPort-connector on the RPi, so you'd need to get a converter. And those are expensive.

along with the touch screen and its interface


The touch-interface that would go along with the display here is a no-go, the chips are soldered on to the motherboard on the iPad. You'd need to overlay another touch-interface on top of this display and then interface with that. The interfacing part isn't the problem, obviously.

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BlueofRainbow Member since:
2009-01-06

Darn......

I concurs, it appears to be easier to convert from DisplayPort to HDMI or DVI than the reverse. I may have to wait for Raspberry Pie 2.0.

Maybe by that time, glove input devices may be consumer products rather than laboratory curiosities. Using a virtual touch would also solve one of the major annoyances with a touch interface -> finger prints all over.

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transputer_guy Member since:
2005-07-08

If you look up ebay or Alibaba there are plenty of other LCD panels besides Retina, and I'd expect them to have HDMI or DVI ports and probably even cheaper.

I recall the Pi can do 1920x1080, I assume that's a max for the on board controller anyway.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Maybe by that time, glove input devices may be consumer products rather than laboratory curiosities. Using a virtual touch would also solve one of the major annoyances with a touch interface -> finger prints all over.

Well, if you wouldn't feel silly operating a phone with gloves on, Nokia have sold phones with touchscreens that will work with ordinary gloves. Guess that being a Finnish company brings some expertise in that realm ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lji5l5cMdO0

Of course, one may ponder the relevance of reducing touchscreens' already low input resolution by increasing finger size.

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