External USB LCD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by applekid, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. applekid macrumors 68020

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    I've been searching and researching about small monochrome LCD's lately because I want to create a small, external ticker that can display things like my Mail status, iChat status, iTunes status, Date and Time, a news ticker, stock ticker, etc...

    The only three promising leads I have found so far are:
    - http://www.phidgets.com/
    - http://www.command-tab.com/index.php/mac-os-x-usb-lcd/
    - http://home.sandiego.edu/~epooch/cgi-bin/blosxom.cgi/tech/leds

    There also is this product for PC's: http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/avcards/7e3e/

    So far, Phidgets is looking to be the best for me because I know Java, so coding it myself wouldn't be a problem, but it's very pricey. Next would be the project by Eric, but until he has another group buy, I'm out of luck.

    Does anybody have any more information about creating a Mac-compatible external USB LCD kit or perhaps a company that sells one pre-built?
     
  2. Jopling macrumors 6502

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  3. applekid thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've seen it. I'll wait to see how it goes, but I have a feeling the software part of the system won't be very good. We'll see. If it's good enough, maybe it would be a better buy indeed.
     

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