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    hacking palm pilot screen

    anyone have any experience hacking a palm pilot screen to work with VGA?

    here is one for a good price

    http://www.goldmine-elec-products.co...item=1&mitem=2

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    This article doesnt use the vga type screens, but the old Palm III's. Makes the palm emulate the Matrix Orbital LK204-25 LCD. Its a start.
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    thanks for the link saw this one a while back. it would be awesome if we could emulate the desktop screen and also utilize the touchscreen function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash
    This article doesnt use the vga type screens, but the old Palm III's. Makes the palm emulate the Matrix Orbital LK204-25 LCD. Its a start.
    Oooooh! Nice

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    I've got an old Palm Pilot Pro that I'm using (nowadays) as LCD Screen for my PC.

    The program for the Palm Pilot Pro, is the palmorb1.1_alpha (which is modified for "different" resolutions) and as a LCD server, I'm using smartie that is referenced in the same page as the palmorb...

    It works very nice for me... I can read the Download/Upload ratios, change the current song in Winamp, view a spectrum analyzer, etc... without switch-on the main VGA screen.... the only bad thing is that the Palm Display is in B&W, and the backlight is a little bit poor... but it's free for me. And of course... you can use the touchscreen, and assign functions to the "on-screen" keyboard...


    Give it a try...

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    Just got it working for myself. Very nice. I may have to scrap the whole membrane switch panel/microprocessor/relay card idea I was thinking about.

    Maybe I can capture the output from the palm's keyboard and use the commands to use the relay card. That way I wouldn't need the computer on all the time to use the relay card. For that matter, anything could be controlled over the serial link.
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    thanks SwiftpRince I will check it out.

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