New to this forum but have been following BenHeck's work for sometime
My question is would an LCD resistive touchscreen from a Binatone Homesurf 7 (1st gen) be usable in projects? I am looking to use it as a small second monitor on my new PC to 1) display temps/volts/sensors and 2) use the touchscreen bit to skip tracks on winamp, etc.
If the screen is a digital-only signal then could I use the DVI out from my 8800GTX for the display and use one of those off-the-shelf 4-pin touchscreen adaptors to make a USB connection?
This whole project is literally minutes old so there are lots of options to consider I guess.
Any thoughts would be great!
There's a difference between digital signals and dvi (kinda like the difference between rectangles and squares). If I were to guess, based on my experience with cheap touchscreens, the digital signal required probably looks fairly similar to a VGA signal ran through an ADC. Unless you REALLY know what you're doing, interfacing directly with the screen is impossible...
You might be able to get a VNC app installed on the tablet and mount it to a virtual second screen, that'd be the easier route by several orders of magnitude...