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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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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