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The new Montero has the following display in it..http://upload.nowherenews.com/files/56057880.jpeg
I am wondering if anyone knows how to create one of these.
I would like to have it different from the computer display, or as a default / idle screen.
Do you just want the small screen for your dash or do you actually want the features of that screen?
I doubt you could find a display that size and colorfull that would run off a parrallel port so you would probably be looking at needing another graphics controller, or at least one with 2 outputs.
I am pretty sure I have seen lcds that size that will run off the printer port but I don't recall seeing them with all those colors (could be wrong though)
As for the features, even though a compass seems simple you probably won't get one for your computer unless you go with a full GPS system
Date, Time .. thats pretty basic
Temps, you would probably have to get a card for your mobo that had a really LONG extension cable temp sensor if you wanted outside of the case temps.
And if thats like the isuzus then it also has a basic interface with the cars ECU that it uses for mileage calculations and such (average MPG and so on). For that you might be able to use a obdII interface, but I am new to that stuff and have yet to get my own (soon though)