• Meet OSCAR - a super high resolution, portable display developed by 4 UK engineers that promises not to break your bank account. OSCAR, at its core is an adapter designed to let you connect a high-res 9.7" LDC display to your computer. It's important to note that the device won't have HDMI support and is only compatible with DisplayPort / Thunderbolt. The circuit-board is Arduino compatible; which means the developers will be able to modify its behavior. The team has made all the code open source so that you can play with it and tweak it to your personal needs.


    The official Kickstarter page lists the resolution of LCD used in OSCAR at 2048x1536 pixels; which is the same as the one found in Apple's iPad 3 and iPad 4 (often called Retina Display). The display offers a pixel density of 264 ppi aka pixels per inch, and is able to produce vibrant colors and deep blacks. The case that hosts the LCD has been made from laser-cut clear acrylic. The overall unit has been designed to look gorgeous on any desktop.

    The display isn't touch-enabled, so it won't function like your tablet; but can definitely act as an additional display to your Macbook Air or Mac. The system will take 12V, 1A input and consumes about 6W. The electronic circuitry comprises of ATmega32U4 microcontroller, TPS61176 backlight drivers, LMZ12001 buck regulator, spare IO pins for 0.1" pitch headers and RGB LEDs for the status of the device. Those interested in the detailed functioning of the project may head over to the source link below. If you love the project, make sure that you contribute to the project that is seeking about £15,000 in funding from backers.

    Source: #-Link-Snipped-# (Kickstarter)
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