Category Archives: LCD

How to Make a Router Traffic Counter!

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Here’s a fun way to display how much traffic your router is serving by hacking OpenWRT by adding a bit of code.

(For those of you who don’t know, OpenWRT is an open-source aftermarket operating system for routers that you can install to your router to customize it.  There’s also DD-WRT, which is similar.  I’ve personally got DD-

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Viewsonic VX2433wm – Best 24-inch 1080P Monitor Review!

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Couple weeks back, I ordered a new 24-inch Viewsonic VX2433wm 1080P monitor from Amazon because it was on sale for like just $210. Anyways, after using this monitor for couple weeks now, I love it.

This 24-inch Viewsonic monitor has full 1080P 1920×1080 resolution, which I love

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Back to School LCD Monitor Deals! [DealMax]

Man, I just ordered a 24″ LCD monitor on Amazon for like $220, if I had know they were going to have a back to school sale, I could have gotten a 27″ LCD monitor for $172.99!  Anyways, take advantage, these are really low prices on LCD monitors:

ViewSonic 22″ 1080p Widescreen LED Monitor VX2250wm-LED List Price: $279.99 Your Price: $197.00 Instant Rebate: $28.00 (14.21%) Final Price: $169.00 SAVE 111! ViewSonic 22″ 1080p Widescreen LED Monitor only $169 (was $279.99) after INSTANT Rebate

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Windows Hack – How to Change Resolution at the Click of a Button! [HotKey][Free Software]

For those of you on netbooks or laptops that for some reason you want to change the resolution on it like a mad dog, there’s a free software for that. (download HotKey Resolution Changer here)  It’s only for Windows but basically it’s a macro/hot-key program that will let you switch between resolutions like hotcakes, only for those of you very disturbed.

Just kidding, this actually works well for people with multiple monitor setups because Windows doesn’t let you set resolutions for multiple monit

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Window Hack – How to Make Virtual Windows!

Personally, I prefer real views but if your house doesn’t have an oceanview, perhaps facing your neighbor’s wall, do not worry as you can install a virtual window that lets you display great sceneries like the famed San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, aquarium, or anything you can think of.

Two 46-inch Panasonic TC-P46G10 plasma screens bring the images to life. They are fed by an Apple Mac Pro workstation in the adjacent room running custom OS X software called Winscape. Using the

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iMac Hack – iMac G4 Hacked into a 17″ Touchscreen Monitor!

For those of you who want to recycle you iMac G4 into a swivel 17-inch touchscreen monitor, take a look at how this guy did it.

I actually get to write this post from my completed mod!!!! (Well from my laptop cloned to my monitor, but close enough). I think it came out great. The image is clear and bright. The touch screen adds some weight, but there is no significant “monitor drift”. It took a while to get the touch screen working and calibrated, but

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Coupons for Dell LCDs and HDTVs!

Dell has some great deals on LCDs and HDTVs you won’t want to miss out on. (courtesy of KouponBox)

Studio Offer Loaded Studio Desktop with a 23″ Monitor for $649 after $312 instant savings and $50 off with coupon code: MX3WQ8K0RK1F9?

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Live Date: 04/02/10 End Date: While Supplies Last or 4/28/10

Free Shipping Offer Free Shipping on Systems $699+ (before tax and shipping)

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Arduino DIY – How to Connect LCD to Arduino!

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Lady Ada has a great tutorial on how to connect LCDs to the Arduino. For those of you new to LCD graphical interface to Arduino, this guide could be a great place to start.

Lady Ada goes into details of how to use character LCDs.  Of course, don’t forget that you can also create simple animations using character LCDs.  They are also easiest to start on.  Also see my hack on a graphical LCD hacked with custom Tetri

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DIY Pixel Qi Sunlight-proof LCDs coming soon!

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The news of the week is that Pixel Qi, manufacturer of sunlight-proof LCDs, is going to be releasing DIY LCD replacement kits that will allow your laptop to use much less power (allowing your laptop to run 20-30% longer) plus the LCDs themselves work well in bright sunlight.

The last time I used my netbook in bright sunlight was at the zoo couple months back and I have to say, you would seriously need something like a DIY Pixel Qi LCD kit replacement if you like the outdoors.

Of cours

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Win7 Hack – How to Use Windows 7 Shortcut Keys for Landscape/Vertical Mode!

I just stumbled onto this really cool Windows 7 shortcut key.  In Windows 7, you can rotate your screen very easily in any direction, just try these keys:

Ctrl+ Alt + Left Arrow – Rotate screen Landscape left

Ctrl+ Alt + Right Arrow – Rotate screen Landscape right

Ctrl+ Alt + Down Arrow – Rotate screen Horizontal (Upside Down)

Ctrl+ Alt + Up Arrow – Rotate screen Horizontal (Normal)

These shortcuts would work really well for touchscreen tablets I guess or for some reason you need to quickly show something on your laptop whi

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