I can get my hands on a bunch of these things: http://www.automationdirect.com.au/W...or/mkdr-16.pdf
They are industrial machine tool controllers and have 320x240 LCD displays (character/graphical). The buttons, alarms, and outputs are all controlled using some custom software, which I do not have access to.

Do any of you folks have experience with these devices? Are they worth anything other than for the value of their LCD alone? (is the LCD even worth anything?) I assume (hope) the LCD is either a serial or parallel - nothing non standard....

I'm thinking they would make for an awesome HTPC controller, but am finding no info on the communications protocol (sigh).