LCD HELP
Posted: 28 March 2009 03:57 PM   [ Ignore ]
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can i use the lcd from a laptop to make an multi touch system?

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Posted: 28 March 2009 04:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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alvin , i am pretty sure it won’t work currently as the laptop screen won’t allow you to separate out the circuitry , due to FCC issues. Being so compact and packed , you might face troubles dissembling it. If you can afford the experiment, then there’s no harm, go try it and show us your work , some pics would be great !

but there’s a way out , an experiment i am thinking of , you might mount an IR camera over your lap’s screen and using pressure pointed( LED turns on when gloves touch screen) to glow the LEDs . That’s the best you can do with Laptop’s screen i guess :D

cheers !

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Posted: 28 March 2009 04:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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thanks man i think im gonna take it apart and photograph is each step, i have an older laptop that my friend is throwing away so i’ll document it here so everyone can see it.

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Posted: 28 March 2009 06:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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so i started to just get into the tear down of this laptop, i got right to the end of it and had it ready to go and dropped the screw driver right on the lcd, instantly cracking it,
i had planed on enclosing the lcd backlight in a tapered box with the webcam and then put a plexiglass over the front of the lcd, but did not turn out that way since the lcd is now broken,
but here are the pictures that i had taken while i was tearing it down.
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HAd it all set up and then boom there is that cracked LCD
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