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Can I use the LCD display of a mobile phone to build a projector.? Answered

I am planning of building a projector. After viewing some projects on Instructables, I understand that I'll need a LCD display. I have 3 cell phones at home which are of no use to me. So can I use the LCD from those cell phones to build my project. What kind of hardware will I need for AV. Please suggest.

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Best Answer 8 years ago

First off, you should realize that the screen resolution of a cell phone is at best 320x240, and likely less.  When blown up onto a wall, it'll look terrible.  You will see the individual square pixels, each about half an inch across with a visible gap between each one.

The next problem will be in driving the LCD - it won't be as simple as plugging in a source and watching a video pop up!  Do any of those cell phones have video capability?  You might end up playing video right on the phone.

Identify the display, and if you can the driver in the phone. Maybe the driver takes an input you can use and you can carefully-solder to things...
Know the hardware in detail before asking for help, as people need to know what you've got to be able to offer advice.

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