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|Was a nice attempt for a kid, er, beginner modder.|
Wonder if that cheap case ever made it to being modded?
If anyone wants to try this and make it trick,...
transplant the entire logic board into the keyboard, and hack the numpad matrix off the keyboard, and into the input circuitry on the calc. Never have to rely on Micro$ofts Calc.exe again! Could even pull the power for it straight from the keyboard supply. p/s2 and usb should both work.
By now, if they have the skill, I'd like to see that outdated graphing calc(is 2 years old antique yet?) hacked into a usb keyboard, with the serial/usb link from the calc running over the keyboard cable? would be a sweet mod, if not entirely practicle.
Mod till it hurts
|You guys are all idiots all you have to do is put an lcd screen on a keyboard and the magical faries will make it work! DUH!|
No really, good luck!
|yo cyco, get some higher res. pics|
|wth is this kid doing? any 8th grader can ask their mom for a TI calc and the parents, (provided they arent stoned) should realize that their kid is going to need a graphing, mind you not basic, GRAPHING calculator all throught the rest of his miserable effing life, and one lcd in the keyboard aint gonna cut it, yeah kid, bring it to school, let everyone see how wierd u are,,, and if thats too wierd, stick a laptop in thy backpack and plug it into the keyboard just for show. "any 13 yr old kid would i ask my mom lol." that is the stupidest thing i have ever heard... a kid laughing at asking his mom for a calculator... great mod kid, im impressed. Maybe you can use some elmers glue and stick it on your backpack|
|Nice idea, better if it worked :P|
@fearpi - Story made perfectly good sense, learn to read
|What the hell does your story say? I can't even read the butchered English. Learn to use periods. |
|Junkyard dog||08.04.2004 18:17|
|Show us some pictures of the laptop lcd and some schematics.|
|Thats STICKER!! i have same like in my keyboard 'cous i dont wanna see ugly LOGO of my koyboard!|
|Ok Cyco, I'm confused, what exactly did you complete or not complete? If you gave up on it how do you know it works? And which LCD are you talking about? The Calc LCD or the laptop LCD? And that link you posted is kinda lame. At least make yours motorized. His design requires you to remove the case faceplate to open the LCD tray. Not hard on these Lian-Li cases but still very unprofessional.|
|How bout i say yea i gave up on the kayboard its to complicated butmy lcd is working so to all you who said i couldnt proved you wrong. i broke my dremel so i have to buy a newone to cut and my lcd is looking great im gonna buy a 5 incher for like 80 bucs and put it on my multimedia computer (this one) and put it into a drive like this guy did http://www.soulsend.com/lcd_mod.htm|
|Quentis says "GO CYCO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"|
|well just install a old os (win 95 or something and water it down to a max and just remote control the laptop as a lcd) ive seen this doen b4 and it works gr8 only problem is that you have to do some programing in vb or c++ to get the whole thing down packed. u get a 2 because the mod is not finished ull get a 5 when it actualy works|
|When I become the voice of reason, you know you've got a problem.|
|Junkyard dog||17.02.2004 00:46|
|Thank you Qball finally someone with some common sense steps in.|
|BTW - probably could have bought a graphing calc for the same price as a Micro$oft wireless kb+m combo. Just a thought.|
|I'm with JD on this one. I've researched the Laptop LCD feasablility neumerous times (can buy them for $10 a piece at a local store.) The easiest way to do it is with a PCI or ahem - ISA card that is specifically built to drive LCDs. Not talking about cards with a DVI connector but proprietary cards with a broad spectrum of standards to chose from for most LCDs and they get hardwired to the LCD. Cost $200 to $500 USD.|
I'd be flat-out impressed if the kid got the calc-LCD to work as a clock let alone tackle the laptop LCD. Install Linux on the Laptop if it still works. Or gut it for slimline parts for future mods. But don't expect too much from the laptop LCD. Highly doubt anything will come of it.
|Mace is right its not that difficulteven though im 13 and if i run into some trouble ill ask my uncle hes very smat ad wires great|
|Junkyard dog||16.02.2004 19:00|
|You need a PLL (phase lock loop) to multiply the horizontal sync to get a pixel clock (typically at 25 MHz, and 3 x 6 bit (very) high speed ADC's (analogue to digital converters), to convert the analog output from your VGA video card, into the digital signals for the LCD. There's a whole heap of issues relating to sync signals (some panels use composite sync) and positioning the image on the display wich is no easy task this is not for the faint hearted.|
|Junkyard dog||16.02.2004 18:51|
|Wolf I don't doubt the kid i just wouldn't like for him to messup his laptop. Believe me when i tell you if laptop lcd's were easy to use as pc monitors i would have about three displays right now. |
|Junkyard dog, he might be 13 and a "newb" but to start of with something like this he might actually know what he is talking about. Don't doubt him.|
|Junkyard dog||16.02.2004 17:51|
|Mace would you post some schematics? Have you actually done this yourself?|
|I meant the laptop LCD :-)|
|the easiest way to wire up those LCD screens is thru a "Vesa feature connector" these are often found on old PCI cards, like a S3 Trio or something. Find the pinout of the old LCD on internet and the pinout of a VESA connector, and wire it up!|
|Junkyard dog||16.02.2004 09:03|
|Sorry to bust your bubble but i doubt very much that you would be able to use that laptop lcd as a secondary monitor or whatever. Do your research and you'll see that it is no easy task and although possible it is very expensive. Install Linux in it and use it as an internet appliance ;)|
|Sweet. Good luck with getting it to work. 3 because its not working.|
|Yes it is tough trying to wire it but do you know where i can get some help on my next project|