Help with search of Pixel Qi video output controller board.



  • I don't want a pixel Qi screen limited to a measly netbook--I want to be able to hook it up to any computer. Adafruit used to sell the controller board and screen combo, but that's been discontinued and I'm struggling to find it anywhere. If anyone spots it, either buy it or let me know. Computing outside should be the future, but something stopped it from happening so far.



  • I've found the two things I need, but I don't know how much longer they will be available. I don't need a netbook, and I found both the screens (ebay) and the controller board (don't remember the website, but bookmarked). It's less than $200, so when I have $400+ to play with I'll get it! Then I'll upload pictures to the forum if anyone would be interested. This is a forum about light and devices!



  • Hey man, can you tell me what website you found the controller board on? I'm also wanting to use a pixel qi screen with a normal computer. Cheers



  • @BenneB Absolutely, last I checked they had well over 100 units in stock, so I'm sure there will be plenty left.

    Go to https://www.chalk-elec.com/ and go to the HDMI control board section, you'll find it there. I will not provide a direct link because bots and spam etc. You will want to convert an HDMI output (from something like a Pi, to the connection used with the Pixel QI which is LVDS. I have no guarantee that the board will be compatible, haven't been able to get the parts get, but if you're willing to try it, please let me know what happens as it does seem compatible.


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