[Noisebridge-discuss] LCD screen hacking

Jake jake at spaz.org
Thu Mar 7 21:05:20 UTC 2013

depending on how many of these LCD screens you have, it may be worth 
reverse-engineering them to be able to use them with arduinos and etc.

the answer to doing that is that you must have at least ONE camera that 
these are meant to communicate with.  Then you can spy on the 
communications and, knowing a bit about how these things generally work, 
you can figure out the data pattern being sent to them.

As for the connector, Mouser.com or Digikey.com almost certainly sells the 
connector that matches whatever is sticking out of the displays.  You will 
solder that connector onto the board you make to interface with these 

how many do you have?  how big are they?  what camera did they come from? 
what are the numbers on them?


Ray wrote:

I have come upon a big pile of identical LCD screens from cameras. I 
really want to figure out how to make these do something for artsy 
projects! The problem is that there are no driver ICs visible on them, and 
there are no numbers on there that seem to turn up anything on google, and 
i'm not sure where to go next on trying to figure out how to drive them. 
Has anyone played around with driving TFT displays?

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