Harvesting the touchscreen from an Android Tablet

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Hacking' started by Tao1, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Tao1

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    Hello forum!

    I am wondering if you have any information on the touchscreen itself inside a cheap tablet such as: Ematic Pro Series Tablet PC, EGS005 - Walmart.com

    I am in need of a 7'' touchscreen to hook up to my Raspberry Pi and have found that the CHEAPEST you can buy a 7'' touchscreen by ITSELF is $100. Yet the tablet here costs $60 with a touchscreen already!!!!! How is this possible?

    My question is: Can I save $40 and rip the touchscreen out of this pre-made tablet and use it? Do you think it can receive input from another computer? Is there any way I can 'hack' an HDMI/DVI/VGA input (for video and sound) for the screen and then a USB output (for the touch information)? I essentially want to use this touchscreen, but control it from a totally different computer.

    Thank you all :) I have been a long time lurker and this forum has been my favorite of all :)
     
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    Anyone??? Any information on the naked touchscreen inside these tablets would be awesome ;P! They are capacitive, right?
     

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