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my chumbys are dying, will the screens work on a pi?
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my chumbys are dying, will the screens work on a pi?

by tldr on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:07 pm

got a couple of sets of chumby guts from the maker shed way back when. they've been happily serving cats, bunnies, earthquake maps and all matter of other interesting and pertinent data for about 3 years, now, but the days of the chumby servers seem to have come to an end. all that's left is a clock. we are bereft.

maybe there are parts i can use with my pi...

well, i just watched a video of becky assembling a set of guts and it looks like the video cable is probably not compatible with the connector on the pi. probably won't fit, but i can still salvage the speakers, the switch and the wifi dongle. guess i can hook up to the daughterboard and see if i can talk to the accelerometer.

yeah, i know, i should just find a linux distro that was built for the chumby without all the flash stuff, but it would be really cool if that screen would work on a pi.
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Re: my chumbys are dying, will the screens work on a pi?

by adafruit_support_rick on Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:11 am

If screens are just NTSC composite video in, then they ought to work. If they're VGA, then nope, sorry.

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Re: my chumbys are dying, will the screens work on a pi?

by adafruit on Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:21 pm

The chumby video screens are 'raw' displays, they wont work with the Pi - but we do have many NTSC/HDMI displays you can use in the shop!
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Re: my chumbys are dying, will the screens work on a pi?

by tldr on Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:15 pm

i was wondering if it would fit the video dsi header on top of the pi, but it doesn't look like a good fit. it's not so much that i want a display for the pi, but that i was looking for a way to recycle some parts from the chumby. i kind of prefer my pis headless anyway with buttons and knobs for input and festival for output. as long as i can get it to speak its ip address i can always ssh in.
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