TabletDisplayAdapter

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Tablet Display

Release status: stable [box doku]

Ipad-monitor01.jpg
Description A DIY external monitor based on an iPad 3 retina display.
Author(s)  Peter, Severin

Tablets have awesomely high resolution display these days. And someone found out, the newest use eDP as connection protocol. This is good news because this is electrically compatible to normal DisplayPort. Anyone needs a 10" Display with 2048-by-1536 resolution for under 150€?

... I don't as well, but I still want one!

Our builds

-> Post on tumblr

The display works with DisplayPort only, it's not compatible with HDMI or DVI. It works with Mini-DisplayPort (older MacBooks) and should also work with USB-C. AbuseMark apparently has different boards now for USB-C and also one for HDMI with some kind of active conversion.

Earlier Research

Hardware

We need iPad3 displays, or Nexus 10 displays (eDP as well, but unproven to work) A frame would be nice as well. Maybe out of L-shaped strips of wood or metal with a 3d printed back.

Cheap in-EU auction

Links

First one to try it

Long build report:

Short build report with nice pcb layout:

Another one

Finished Boards for sale