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On 10/21/2021 at 1:04 PM, Fiery said:

Is there a SDK or programming information for the display?

https://github.com/mathoudebine/turing-smart-screen-python

Best I could dig out, I've just happened upon one of these things (nice for £20) and I've had it displaying info using the python scripts I linked above.

Bit of a necro but it would make a nice sensor panel. 

 

Edit: Furthermore, I've found this https://www.simhubdash.com/ software that also supports the Turing smart screen describing it simply as a Serial port based screen.

In fact in the programs Settings>System Info it actually pulls data from AIDA64.

Can we cut out the middleman???

 

Edit: Additional info.

Turing smart screen controller library for .NET: https://github.com/usausa/turing-smart-screen

TuringSmartScreenTool .NET tool: https://www.nuget.org/packages/TuringSmartScreenTool/

TuringSmartScreen lib: https://www.nuget.org/packages/TuringSmartScreenLib/

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On 6/14/2022 at 6:53 PM, Fiery said:

It depends on the microcontroller used.  How do you connect the display to your computer?

Hey Fiery,

 

sorry was a few days without Internet. From what i've seen the connection will be through an Daughterboard connected by USB. Adafruit suggested this Adafruit Feather M0 Express - ATSAMD21 Cortex M0

 

Alternatives would be Adafruit Feather M4 Express - Featuring ATSAMD51 - ATSAMD51 Cortex M4 or Adafruit ItsyBitsy M4 Express featuring ATSAMD51

 

 

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Sorry if this has been covered before, but I find these things are kind of difficult to search for, but how about using a regular computer monitor and GPU instead of some special and/or dedicated USB device hooked up to a display?

I'm sure there's no simple way to do this, no thanks to MS & their layer cake structure APIs and whatever, but seeing as how certain movie players, not to mention games can manipulate graphics cards and their settings, so why not an app that can interface in some way with AIDA64 and separate it from the normal multi-monitor stuff in Windows?

It would be awesome to use an old monitor since they're practically sold for peanut money and these old 4:3 monitors are pretty much useless unless you're running a simple server, a Linux box or something like that.

 

Edit: I should also point out why I would like to use a computer monitor in this manner. First of all the obvious; The size and visibility, maybe even some custom graphics would be nice too.

Secondly, as simple a solution it is to just use it as a secondary (or, would-be in my case, fourth)  monitor, the issue is that Windows identifies any activated GPUs/monitors and can rearrange them if the resolution is changed, like some games does and suddenly what used to be the center monitor goes on either side or somewhere else. Changed resolution on this extra monitor would also affect window-locations, possibly.

Then there's the issue with screen saver and/or standby, logged out or locked screen, if used, it would display and/or black out that screen which might be undesired.

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