By: Grant | September 14, 2015

So so so sorry for the lack of content, been super busy with work and general life things. On the plus side though things are going well, recently purchased a new car only downside is struggling to sell my old one. An update from the GPU upgrade, checking the hardware ID it turns out the card may only be a 290 rather than a 290x however upon further research my card seems to be able to have the firmware/flash upgraded to turn it into a 290x! Another project for another day I feel.

1 project I finally half got a result from was a couple years back I noticed it on HACKADAY that a guy happened to figure out that an ipad 3 screen could be used as an external monitor using display port. I wont go into too many details but I thought it was a pretty cool idea to have such a high resolution display so bought the LCD then ended up getting busy again, this month I bought a purpose made adapter from ABUSEMARK and 4 days later it arrived, plugged the LCD in, plugged power in, and what do you know, worked 100% straight away. 

I did purchase 2 of these adapters as I now intend on potentially turning one into an LCD projector, could be a bit more difficult than I first thought looking at the LCD itself, but providing I can peel the backlight off and just have the pure LCD itself, create a house or ask a friend to 3D print me one (got to love nerdy friends :D ) try and get a hold of an old overhead projector, I may end up with a higher than HD Projector. The only downside would be needing something with display port out but a small form factor PC with a single slot card will be able to handle that! 

Thanks for reading and I will try to keep things more up to date.


Category: Update 

Tags: life, update, project 


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