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A blogger has successfully discovered how to mount a Raspberry Pi into an LCD screen to make a TV.   
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Sunday, May 12, 2013 You can easily turn up a Raspberry Pi to a television set! This was shown to us by a blog poster on Raspberry Pi’s forum. This person with user ID mmatthieu actually integrated a raspberry Pi into a 50.8-cm (20-inch) LCD monitor. Isn’t that cool!

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Mmatthieu successfully managed to mount the Raspberry Pi on the inside of the monitor followed by soldering the HDMI and DVI ports. After you do this, the Pi starts to take the power of the monitor itself. The project would probably be perfect with XBMC installed.

Below are the four steps that mmatthieu used to make this amazing experiment successful:

First step : He first located the different signals on the PI hdmi connector, on the monitor DVI connector, and on a spare HDMI cable. Then he soldered the wires of the hdmi cable on the screen DVI connector.

Second step: A basic reverse engineering of the screen motherboard helped mmatthieu to find a +5V power supply.

Third step: He assembled the screen back, fasten the PI to the screen back cover and created an opening on the back cover to have an access to the PI sdcard.

Final Assembly: After everything has made its place mmatthieu says that the only hint of assembly that remains are the two small screws at the back of the screen, the opening for the sdcard and the screen behaviour when the screen is powered up!

Visit the forum page to view the original post with images.


Atithya Amaresh, EFYTIMES News Network


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