Roll your own devices!
Making your own device with a Pixel Qi screen is getting easier. Of course, if you just want to buy an existing tablet – go ahead. Going this way can allow you to create new devices, and perhaps even a new business selling your creation.
At Pixel Qi, we have always tried to support the developer communities and wanted to call your attention to a new offering from Tin Can Tools. They have just announced a new kit (now available). The kit provides all the cabling and adapters to hook Pixel Qi screens to a variety of small credit card sized computers, namely: BeagleBoard Rev-C, BeagleBoard-xM, PandaBoard, PandaBoard-ES and compatible clones.
- Picture of Tin Can Tools Animal LVDS Mini Board Driving Pixel Qi Screen
- Tin Can Tools Pixel Qi Kit Order Page
Consider taking this further – combine with the wide variety of approaches for styling your own housing (Makerbot, Stereolith Printing, or even hand-crafted housing or steampunking it) and if you like: add your own touchscreen. Ways to do so with a Beagleboard and Pandaboard are documented at Make Magazine and touchscreen kits are available online at places like alibaba.com. We do recommended using optically bonded projected capacitive touch solution.
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