Behold, my mini-monitor X220 mod. It looks terrible, is very impractical, and I totally love it.
It is held in place by gravity and a pair of magnets — I glued one on the back of the lid, and one into the printed monitor mounting arm. The extra weight somewhat limits the angle of the laptop screen: if I recline it too far back, it goes flat. But it's totally usable on a table.
The screen runs from USB power, and takes only 1-2 W. I had to modify the preregulator inside so it's stable from 5 V.
I can share the SCAD files if anyone's interested; the monitor has a standard 75-mm VESA mount.
@uint8_t It looks awesome, IMO :D
@uint8_t What monitor is that?
@uint8_t How cool! Hello smol frend!
What do you use the tiny one for?
@schokopflaster to look at PDFs when working on a schematic or to view the schematic when layouting a PCB
@uint8_t Aaaah! I see! How handy.
(I‘ve got the x230 and might gain some inspiration from your setup.)
@uint8_t and they said big bezels are useless 🙃
@uint8_t Hack The Planet!
@julian a schematic of one of our projects. the built-in display shows the board layout.
@uint8_t Cool, cyber-something and functional! Congrats, looks awesome! :)
@uint8_t I mean, it does the job I guess? XD
@uint8_t exposed wires: good
cyberpunk as heck: yyes
@uint8_t this is magnificent
@uint8_t I think I'm late to the party, but, whoa, this is cool! And I guess you'll need to tie down your display hinges after a while? ^^
@uint8_t I am in love!
@uint8_t Okay, okay, my ThinkPad needs stickers. I know. Geesh.
@uint8_t That's lovely!
@uint8_t this owns
@uint8_t this is so cute wtf
@uint8_t i actually really love this
@uint8_t "Don't talk DVI to me or my son every again."
@gaditb it's Displayport -> HDMI
@uint8_t .. which is exactly why no one should talk DVI to either of them ever again!
@uint8_t it is beautiful. i wish i knew how to hardware mod like that
@uint8_t “terrible” a funny way to spell “amazing, lord nikon eat your heart out, holy cats this is awesome”
@uint8_t That's a neat mount. I installed a 12.5" 1440p screen in mine. I have used a USB monitor with it as a portable multimonitor setup before, but it's heavy to carry both in my backpack.
@theonefreeman I knew I wasn't the only one!
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