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Published on: August 14, 2013 / Comments: None

Reusing Camcorder LCD’s on the Raspberry Pi

Cheap/free LCD's salvaged from camcorders

Warren Gay, avid Raspberry Pi hardware hacker, was able to remove the LCD screen from an old Hitachi camcorder and use it as the primary display on his Raspberry Pi.  He had a lot of help from the service manual for the camcorder, but this is still a pretty awesome hack, especially for those looking to make RaspPi handhelds or portable gadgets on the cheap.  Even better, the display and backlight runs off of 6v (4 AA batteries, anyone?)

Imagine all of the portable game emulators and WiFi sniffers and other fun stuff that could be made on a tight budget. Couple this with a 3D printed case and a battery pack and you’ve got yourself a tiny laptop…

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