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11-18-2007, 21:01
Has anyone ever thought about using a small (2-5 inch) TfT LCD monitor to be the base of a "TV".

They sell them as "spy cam receivers" , for 80 or so dollars. Building one would be cheaper.

As of now, I'm researching the best places/ways to put this together , and , I'll update it as I gather info.

Any ideas are greatly appreciated.


11-18-2007, 21:34
I haven't seen it done yet, but brilliant idea.

11-18-2007, 22:04
Funny enough , I've had this idea in my head for a while...

Not sure why , but , when I first played "resident evil outbreak" I decided I had to make the bar in the first level. And what is a bar without some TV's. Then I realized that a "TV" would be really useful for other situations too..

Now to find the parts , with out spending 80 bucks on the "spy cam" crap.


11-18-2007, 22:12
That would be sweet to have a damaged but still operational TV that would fade from static to fuzzy-pictured fake news reports about zombie attacks, then back to static.

Good luck on the project!

Flaccid Eagle
12-01-2007, 12:20
what about using those $20 Photo keychains as screens? i see them all the time at the convenience store on the corner...

12-02-2007, 20:56
Thats what I have in mind..just can't find one small enough , or one cheap enough.

Maybe a dollar store, if I can find one around here?


Hammer's Africaners
05-03-2008, 22:23
Fantastic idea.................Hammer

05-11-2008, 22:17
i have been using old cell phone screens as the screens on my flat tv's hehe

05-12-2008, 05:07
if you can make it so it can be removed from the Dio, how about a video IPOD? Then you could put whatever you wanted on the screen, from static to news reports.

Flaccid Eagle
05-12-2008, 11:29
i have been using old cell phone screens as the screens on my flat tv's hehe

any pictures so we can see?

05-12-2008, 14:03
any pictures so we can see?
I will see if i can steal the camera from my wife tonight to snap a few

05-14-2008, 19:29
How about an old VHS video cam viewfinder? I know it's a stretch but if you got on in a closet that doesn't work you might be able to make use of it?

05-14-2008, 19:50
I've been pondering that idea , seeing as theres a bunch of broken ones with the LCD's still intact. My only question was how I would put video on them. I could splice the wires into some cable , maybe a DVI or something. I'll have to see...

02-08-2009, 09:36
Here is a link that has some real working miniature TV sets http://www.globalsources.com/manufacturers/Mini-TV.html

I have been wanting a real 1/6 scale TV myself , hope this helps .

02-09-2009, 05:49
PS: Above they are proberly a bit big for what you NoMercyJoe the original thread starter is looking for . This being as older style TV sets are quite small , however in modern times many people view on TV sets which are much larger . So the above link could pass for 1/6 scale .

08-17-2009, 14:27
I got this at Toys R Us for $9.99. Loaded bunch of "military" pictures on it and it scrolls like a slideshow.

You could always grab screen caps of shows and not "slideshow" it.


08-23-2009, 07:09
Thats cool. One thing I am learning here, is you guys are resoursful. Again cool.

01-30-2010, 15:44
Hey customcreator so what is that thing you found at toysrus for $10.. is it somethig from sigma 6?

05-21-2010, 05:07
i have been using old cell phone screens as the screens on my flat tv's heheThat's a really good idea, brilliant in fact.

I have been interested in adding a TV to my diorama and I have a couple of old mobile phones with colour screens sitting around.

I will have to give it a go.

02-12-2011, 22:49
This guy is a Psycho! Look at the body parts of his victims lying at the corner of the photograph....

- Ivan.

04-02-2011, 13:18