In this project, we’re going to make a DIY monitor using an HDMI display backpack and a 3D printed enclosure.
A display monitor is a very helpful tool for video production. The Adafruit HDMI 5″ display backpack features an integrated mini display driver that is great for DIY projects. It’s fully assembled, works with any HDMI device and includes mounting tabs for easily attaching to a surface.
To make this monitor, you’ll need access to a 3D printer, soldering iron, the 5″ display backpack, slide switches, JST extension, UBEC and a camcorder battery holder.
The assembly is moderately straight forward. You only need to solder a few wires, snip a few cables and fasten a couple of screws. The 3D printed parts take about 2-3 hours to make. If you don’t have access to a 3D printer, visit your local hackerspace or send the parts to a 3d printing service.
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