Originally Posted by jwalker
... if you search around you can still find monitors with an external power supply.
I've been looking at something like this for my expenditure adverse father, he wants to connect his handheld GPS to a laptop chart plotting program then have an external monitor from the laptop to the (yacht) cockpit.
The only ones I've been able to find are 12 v in car LCD ones (7" or 8") $US 250 or so or VERY expensive marine LCD screens. I would have thought that given the cheapness of big LCD's, small ones would be quite cheap.
I had this bright idea of using the screen from an old laptop, but after reading a thread where it took a bunch of techos years to sort out how to do it (and then it looked like a dogs breakfast) I gave up on that idea.
So, any pointers to a budget small 12v LCD to run a VGA output would be most appreciated.