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2014

OK.. I can't take any kudos for the design as my friend John2 ( )  did this himself with minimum interaction from me.

Any way figured you would like to have a look at work so far!

 

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A few faults that need to be worked on but other wise excellent first effort!

A few months ago on Kickstarter I spotted OSCAR a device which allowed you to put an iPad screen on to a conventional PC with a Displayport adapter.

Rather than some proprietary signalling the iPad panel supports Displayport directly and you could just wire it up to a cable if everything wasn't just so small also there is a small problem of power and control as well.

This is where the OSCAR board comes in it has connectors for the Displayport 12V input and the iPad flat flex connector as well as basic control buttons. The onboard arduino  can be reprogrammed via the micro USB but I think that most will stick with stock functionality.

 

About a month ago my order from Oscar arrived, it had both the PCB and an iPad panel for £110. I didn't buy the plastics as I wanted to do that my self.

 

Any way here's my unboxing ..Enjoy!

 

The quality is amazing BTW .

 

I'll be doing another video with the case build when I've got round to it ...

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The little WIFI device that can is certainly causing a stir amongst those folk including the IOT intelligentsia.

 

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A new SDK has been released as well as a Lubuntu based VM so you don't have to go through the bother of compiling the environment your self

Or risking your desk top.

 

Now that such devices are available to everybody at a ridiculous £3-$5 I can't wait to see what people produce next with it !