External USB LCD

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

  1. applekid macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2003
    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

    Jul 14, 2004
  3. applekid thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2003
    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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