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Can I hook up another display to a camera? Answered

I would like to know if I cut up the ribbon or desolder the clip from the board attach wire and a second clip will it work. Or will there not be enough power to use the screens. Basically I want to mount a screen in the helmet and a second screen on the back of the helmet or on my wrist or something to that effect...

Some extra notes, this is a touch screen I planed on doing this too, but if it won't work on that but will on a regular display I'll adapt.
I can solder and am willing to do the ribbon cable if necessary... yes I know the pins are small for those clips.

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ebodenberg

7 years ago

I'm willing to give it a shot. Isn't that how we learn XD. I shall post back if it works or if it doesn't XP

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rickharris

7 years ago

Almost certainly not. Displays tend to have discrete display drivers.

I am not saying it is impossible just I doubt if you (or I) could do it.

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ebodenbergrickharris

Answer 7 years ago

I planed on using the same exact screen. I'm not hooking this up to a computer besides taking out an sd card or hooking it up though its usb interface. I think this is one of those things I may just need to try and figure out. Thanks for the help.

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thegeekeebodenberg

Answer 7 years ago

I wouldn't try it unless you don't care if the camera gets bricked. More than likely, it will not work because you are thinking of an analog signal. You really can't split a digital signal without a isolated splitter. Like rickharris said, I'm not saying it's impossible, I just don't think that there are a whole lot of people who could pull it off. :)