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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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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