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Old 06-24-2013, 09:44 PM
 
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I have an extra LCD monitor laying around that I would really like to use as a digital photo frame at a tradeshow booth. I don't want to use a computer but I know that I have to use something with an operating system to make this work. The monitor has USB, VGA, and DVI ports. I would prefer to adapt something I already have ...I have a Nook color that I never use, an ancient iPod classic with iffy reliability, an ipod shuffle and an old HTC Android. (I'm rooting for the Nook.) If it is not possible to make any of these devices work, is there an inexpensive alternative? I can't rationalize spending more than $40 or $50 since for $100 I could just buy a small tv to serve my purpose.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Does the monitor have the capability to read the contents of the connected USB drive? (probably not, but thought I would ask)
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:12 PM
 
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No, I wish! That's why I have to connect something that has some kind of operating system. I'm pretty sure that even a digital camera might work but I don't have an extra one of those laying around. I just read something that said a nook color running cm7 would work and I do happen to have that laying around so hopefully, my problem is solved. Can't test it out though because I can't find the freakin power cord to the monitor!
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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This sounds like an ideal application for a Raspberry Pi, but you'll have to double check the video out, and may have to get an adapter.

Raspberry Pi | An ARM GNU/Linux box for $25. Take a byte!
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:54 PM
 
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I knew someone would say that! I must say, while I am rather curious about Raspberry Pi, I'm terribly intimidated by it. Perhaps it's time to conquer my fear! Lol
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I knew someone would say that! I must say, while I am rather curious about Raspberry Pi, I'm terribly intimidated by it. Perhaps it's time to conquer my fear! Lol
If you are comfortable getting CM on the Nook, I think you'll find you can do the same with the Pi (Not CM in particular, but another Android version).

Really it's just a Linux computer, and there's more tutorials and info available than you'll be able to keep up with, so you should be able to find some very simple step by step stuff.

https://www.google.com/search?q=rasp...ient=firefox-a
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