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.