Arduino and Laptop Screen

Hi just looking for some Info

I have a old dead laptop screen still works but thats about it.

And i was wondering if i could link the screen up to my Arduino Duemilanove board?

and display stuff on the laptop screen?

Thanks Iain

Not likely - such screens typically need a lot external memory, and a driver circuit that likely has a higher clock rate than the Arduino could output.

Basically no.

The only way I can think of is to buy a driver board for your laptop LCD to give it composite input (they're about £25 off ebay - you can get them for most LCDs) and then use the TVout library.

Mowcius

Microvga will work if you just want text.

http://www.tinyvga.com/arduino

Microvga will work if you just want text.

No it won't - a laptop screen is not the same as a VGA monitor. You drive the two very differently.

No it won't - a laptop screen is not the same as a VGA monitor. You drive the two very differently.

You can purchase driver boards for VGA too though, also about £25 last time I checked.

Mowcius

You can purchase driver boards for VGA too though,

Have you read the story about stone soup? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_soup

This guy wants to use a broken laptop's screen.

Have you read the story about stone soup? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_soup

This guy wants to use a broken laptop's screen.

Haha ;D