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mr-mac
Posted 2018-03-22 5:42 PM
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Maybe buy a cheap tft rear view mirror and steal screen and see what can be done to convert to HDMI
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Posted 2018-03-22 11:08 PM
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This might be of some interest: https://www.chalk-elec.com/?page_id=1283#!/HDMI-to-dualLVDS-converter-FullHD/p/42489709/category=3094861

A little difficult to gauge the size but the connector on it is mini hdmi so it seems it's quite small, might be able to fit it in somewhere..
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Posted 2018-03-22 11:29 PM
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Maybe buy a cheap tft rear view mirror and steal screen and see what can be done to convert to HDMI


I was just looking at those on eBay, seems for a lot of them they've just stuck a 16:9 screen in there and left a load of space either side.

I love the "ultra wide" aspect ratio on HPCs, it'd be great to get that in a modern device but I've resigned myself to an 'off the shelf' 16:9 display for my project. Just want to get it moving before it goes the way of so many of my other projects..
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mr-mac
Posted 2018-03-23 12:26 AM
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I am gonna see if can get a 40pin tft in right size and try one of those boards if i can get a screen
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mr-mac
Posted 2018-03-23 7:57 AM
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The smartbook would be my just get on and get one made units.

But learned over years that almost perfect just doesn't cut it even if very useful and if going to trouble of building something and spending money then its gotta be perfect.

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stingraze
Posted 2018-03-23 8:18 AM
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I think this might be the coolest thing ever for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82_bPWyrPFc

http://www.noodlepi.com/about.html

$49 for kit (without electronic components)
$199 for fully assembled one.

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stingraze
Posted 2018-03-23 9:22 AM
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P.S. Also, this might come in handy for some of this Printing HPC.

Nano Hub - Tiny USB Hub
https://www.tindie.com/products/mux/nanohub-tiny-usb-hub-for-hacking...
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Posted 2018-03-23 9:59 AM
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Stingraze, that's a great little kit! Thanks for sharing.
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mr-mac
Posted 2018-03-23 10:26 AM
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Cool but really want old hpc strong points of amazing keyboard and decent sized screen for seeing what you typed though do like tiny cool devices like this
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Posted 2018-03-23 10:44 AM
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HPC:Fan - 2018-03-23 6:59 PM

Stingraze, that's a great little kit! Thanks for sharing.

You're welcome. Glad you liked it.

I ordered an assembled one by Bitcoin. Will report to you guys when it arrives. woot


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Posted 2018-03-26 10:23 PM
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Also looking forward to hearing how you get on with the Noodle Pi, though I lean more towards the NEC MobilePro end of the HPC size spectrum by preference (as I may have mentioned previously).

mr-mac, have you had a look at the Gemini PDA yet (I know it's been mentioned elsewhere on these forums so forgive me if I'm repeating what you've already heard)? It's about the same size as a Psion 5MX and appears to have to all intents and purposes the same keyboard. Screen is 6" and 18:9 ratio so not quite letterbox but close. I'm quite tempted by it myself..


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mr-mac
Posted 2018-03-27 1:27 PM
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Screen looks too small for me. Doesn't look much bigger (except aspect change than sig3 one).

Apart from fact it runs android which I ain't all that keen on and tbh most reviews say most stuff isn't really optomised for keyboard apart from a few things.

A 5mx/sig 3 size would be smallest if it has larger wider screen say 1200x480 that really fills area. I'd go mobilepro/smartbook size as well as screens may be an issue for the smaller options. Whatever i have I would love it to fit an inside jacket pocket
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stingraze
Posted 2018-03-28 5:24 AM
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robertojones - 2018-03-27 7:23 AM

Also looking forward to hearing how you get on with the Noodle Pi, though I lean more towards the NEC MobilePro end of the HPC size spectrum by preference (as I may have mentioned previously).



Thanks. An email came from the seller. Now I need to pay shipping by bitcoin.

I hope the text won't be too small that it is illegible.. but I will get around that.
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stingraze
Posted 2018-06-18 1:04 PM
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So, the Noodle Pi arrived safely a couple months ago.

I was told by a twitter follower of mine today that you could just install the setup-ed OS image with the touch screen config. I thought I needed a special miniHDMI cable so I wasn't able to install the OS. I'm downloading the OS, but the server is very slow lol.

So here's a picture of it.

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