Build a DIY screen out of recycled parts for cheap

  • Опубликовано: 20 окт 2016
  • Laptop users generally have to just put up with having a single main screen, but thanks to upcycling we can build a DIY portable secondary screen for laptops using recycled parts to keep the cost as low as $25! It not only performs really well, but it looks incredibly unique - it's a piece of solid industrial tech this one! Once you use two screens you can never go back!
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  • DIY Perks
    DIY Perks  Год назад +1112

    Holy moley - it's only been up a few hours and we're nearly at 3k likes! Thanks guys!

    • Artjoms Pugacovs
      Artjoms Pugacovs 13 дней назад

      Thats cause you used 2 million tags

    • Harvard Ford
      Harvard Ford 14 дней назад

      DIY Perks such seamless sponsor transition. Love it lol

    • KonohagakureYondaime
      KonohagakureYondaime Месяц назад

      DIY Perks i have a laptop that works fine except for a broken heat sink and basically no battery so it needs to be plugged in. It is a 17 inch hp envy. Is there a video you can make turning an oldish working laptop into a standing desktop with the screen incorporated into it.

    • wolfs king
      wolfs king Месяц назад


    • Suresh S
      Suresh S 2 месяца назад

      DIY Perks can u help me idk which control to buy my laptop screen model number is LTN141W1-L09..and im from india. It would be eazy if u suggest me which one to buy online in you know in indian wedsites

  • Tavo Mena
    Tavo Mena День назад

    Would look good to add a Chromecast and place on on the kitchen, the deal will be sound :( won't be able to watch videos

  • Walker Atkinson
    Walker Atkinson 2 дня назад

    is it possible to scrap the control bored from the laptop its self and not use original l the power a 110 volt power supply from laptop

  • Stuart Morrow
    Stuart Morrow 5 дней назад

    > IPS automatically means exceptional colours
    >cries in T25

  • S Takhar
    S Takhar 8 дней назад

    DIY ultra ultrawide screen using 3 laptop screens?

  • Dutchment3d
    Dutchment3d 8 дней назад

    Im having problems with my screen , it is as if the Gamma is turned on? But it isnt. Any help??
    There is also a huge delay:(

  • Edwin Pleijsier
    Edwin Pleijsier 9 дней назад

    Wouldn't it be great to be able to use the laptop's battery to power the screen? This way we can use the extra screen without adapter, right?

  • asrsi
    asrsi 11 дней назад +1

    Thanks for the video. With this idea, I make a portable "Banana PI" Linux PC with an old 17" notebook screen (LP171WE2-TLA2), which I still have lying around.. :-)

  • Fast Fish
    Fast Fish 11 дней назад

    Thank you so much me and my dad are making one
    Right now

  • Adin Benson
    Adin Benson 11 дней назад

    if your laptop already has an HDMI port you can plug it directly into a desktop monitor

  • Alex Wielinga
    Alex Wielinga 12 дней назад

    I broke my panel FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ Guess I'll make the fake windows now lol

  • Gazza
    Gazza 12 дней назад

    Absolutely brilliant idea please keep these projects coming 👊😉

  • Jonathan West
    Jonathan West 13 дней назад

    I have a 15" laptop that overheats and is just slow and old, however I don't have any desk space and my monitor is a 32" 1440p, these DIY projects end up looking so cool though. Fun to watch.

  • Adigo T. Axel
    Adigo T. Axel 13 дней назад


  • Kinetic Audio
    Kinetic Audio 13 дней назад

    Oh I am so gonna give this a try!!!

  • Harvard Ford
    Harvard Ford 14 дней назад

    I’m going to try the same build but I’ll use recycled aluminum slabs from my school’s aerospace engineer dept. for the casing
    This is gonna be heavy AF LOL

  • davefrom jupiter
    davefrom jupiter 14 дней назад

    Hi DIY Perks Will this work with a pc too? I really like it!

  • borat smagadijev
    borat smagadijev 14 дней назад

    Amazing work man.

  • Theodore Borja
    Theodore Borja 15 дней назад

    Hello, can you do your own DIY version of the Slidenjoy External Monitor for laptops.

  • Ixy05
    Ixy05 15 дней назад +1

    Is this the song off the bee movie?

  • AlfaAnonymous
    AlfaAnonymous 15 дней назад +4

    I love his voice

  • Mario x
    Mario x 16 дней назад +1

    This is so cool!😍

  • WardenMashups
    WardenMashups 16 дней назад +1

    I’d rather use an external monitor

  • Team KenXgamer
    Team KenXgamer 17 дней назад

    Hey guys can i use this as my monitor in my computer? plsssss answerrrrrrr if you read this comment lollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

    • Team KenXgamer
      Team KenXgamer 15 дней назад

      Ixy05 ohh thank you for replying

    • Ixy05
      Ixy05 15 дней назад +1

      KenXgamer09 K.3.N yes but you have to have the mother board and other components

  • The Aether warlord
    The Aether warlord 18 дней назад

    guys, you can use the screen of a old tablet to. only it will be smaller then what you see in the video

  • Damiano De Munari
    Damiano De Munari 18 дней назад

    What is the maximum size of the display LCD you suggest to use with the control board?

  • Oogle Mascot
    Oogle Mascot 18 дней назад

    Can I perhaps use my Laptop that screen doesn't work on a USB monitor instead ?

  • Sean Hickey
    Sean Hickey 20 дней назад

    I have a screen from a 2009 MacBook Pro, but it is glued to the back cover so I cannot remove it. There are two cords poking out, any insights on this?

  • Eric Choi
    Eric Choi 20 дней назад

    Wow, your video is so professional. very interesting project. You are so smart, man! Inspiring.

    IPULVERIZE _ 21 день назад

    Add 3 of those next to each other on for gaming/editing on pc and the other for console👌😘

  • Chisusu Diaz
    Chisusu Diaz 22 дня назад

    the board come with the power suply?

  • Sofia Rocha
    Sofia Rocha 23 дня назад

    Thanks for this, this gave a couple of ideas. To make my own.

  • Yap Jian Hui
    Yap Jian Hui 24 дня назад

    DIY Perks. I like you DIY video just want to ask you. Can I use "USB power boost line DC 5V to DC 12 V step up" for the LED power. I found this cable from aliexpress.

  • Simon .G
    Simon .G 25 дней назад

    Really cool, might consider doing.

  • Peder Kristoffersen
    Peder Kristoffersen 25 дней назад

    Have you measured the current draw when after warmup? Just wondering if the 0,9A from usb is enough.

  • JonCrafterLB
    JonCrafterLB 26 дней назад

    extrem good idea

  • Jiczech Studio
    Jiczech Studio 26 дней назад

    Do i need controll board? Can i use motherboard from old laptop?

  • SylfixPlayz
    SylfixPlayz 27 дней назад

    I have a 2016 Pavilion notebook that's extremely poor in performance xD But I love it and I use 2 external monitors on it

  • Edwin Pleijsier
    Edwin Pleijsier 28 дней назад

    i used the link in your description for th control board, how can i be sure its the right seller. Its all in chinees... (Non-UK/Non-US buyer)

  • Emily Mast
    Emily Mast Месяц назад

    I so appalled by the lack of small monitors available on the market.

  • Didar AR
    Didar AR Месяц назад

    why dont we use inverter . i watched some other video they used inverter to control board .would u pls tell me

  • Blackbird
    Blackbird Месяц назад

    Wow I think this is perfect for my ps4 on the go

  • Ahmet Fakihoğlu
    Ahmet Fakihoğlu Месяц назад

    Awesome tutorial loved it!

  • Alfa Ms
    Alfa Ms Месяц назад

    I have a vast stock of old model mobile phone displays. I can do something of the kind with them. for example combining several of them and building a large display? Do you know of any material I can consult?

  • Дزعןαηםгర
    Дزعןαηםгర Месяц назад

    Could I connect a game console to this and play it on this monitor?

  • Blessed Mother
    Blessed Mother Месяц назад

    Wow, very interesting!

  • hello word
    hello word Месяц назад


  • Samuel Ngui
    Samuel Ngui Месяц назад

    Hey DIY Perks, awesome video! I have a spare LP141WP2 screen but couldn't find the control board on eBay. Any suggestions?

  • Musa Ngobeni
    Musa Ngobeni Месяц назад

    This the best diy project

  • The Super Spowart
    The Super Spowart Месяц назад

    Mine showed like 3 model numbers HEL! One is from samsung and the other 2 are on a separate lable

  • Ruchit Jhanwar
    Ruchit Jhanwar Месяц назад

    Anyone has any idea what can be done with a MAcbook Pro Screen?

  • Vorname Nachname
    Vorname Nachname Месяц назад


  • 山水
    山水 Месяц назад

    is it possible to make it touchscreen?

  • Anonymous Intellectual
    Anonymous Intellectual Месяц назад

    Can i use it as a monitor

  • Airic Jude Mina
    Airic Jude Mina Месяц назад

    i wanna know what board did you use to control the power voltage.

  • john walsh
    john walsh Месяц назад

    Hello I was wondering if you have done this with an old touch screen laptop display and make the touch part still work?

  • Atticus Nari
    Atticus Nari Месяц назад

    I worked on that exact same laptop. Wow.

  • Abhishek Yadav
    Abhishek Yadav Месяц назад

    i have a 7 inch old tablet can we use its display as monitor

  • Abu Al
    Abu Al Месяц назад

    merci c'est cool :)

  • Iron Fox Studio - MidgetProEditor
    Iron Fox Studio - MidgetProEditor Месяц назад

    Hi Matt - how can you tie 2 of these DIY monitors and have them both connected to the laptop and have not 2 but a total of 3 displays ....

  • Arnault Grimald
    Arnault Grimald Месяц назад

    A MA ZING :) I love this project and oh my god: I happen to have a dead computer right behind me... Thanks a lot for this excellent video :)

  • David Rosenberger
    David Rosenberger Месяц назад

    After reading quite a few comments, I only came across one that asked about using pi 3 and it was vague on the use. My question is - could the raspberry pi be used instead of the control board? I am wanting to make this as minimal as possible as it with be used "on the go" . TIA for any help!

  • Fauzan Farizky
    Fauzan Farizky Месяц назад

    tq you saved my money

  • Donald Henke
    Donald Henke Месяц назад

    can you help in finding firmware fot the T.VST59.031 so it can be use on 24in panel model M240HW01 V0 thankyou.

  • Nick Graauwmans
    Nick Graauwmans Месяц назад

    Thanks for the idea! Im making my own now from my dead laptop.

  • saugat Jr
    saugat Jr Месяц назад

    Awesome video

  • Aditya Vaibhav
    Aditya Vaibhav Месяц назад

    Can u make a video on converting an old console into a portable gaming laptop

  • tech with manju
    tech with manju Месяц назад

    Bro can we use two screens simultaneously by connecting them one CPU....

  • Kingchaos 101
    Kingchaos 101 Месяц назад +1

    just buy another monitor for like 80 bucks are so , and problem solved

    • Tavo Mena
      Tavo Mena День назад

      The point is doing something with an old laptop genius, of course if you want a second screen you just buy one

    • davefrom jupiter
      davefrom jupiter 14 дней назад

      yeah but monitors are ugly this looks cool

    • erica
      erica 15 дней назад

      Yeah but this one's more like 25 bucks.

  • Cool Moo5e
    Cool Moo5e Месяц назад

    holy smokes I never thought about keeping my laptops screens that still worked now I know to keep them for something like this.

  • Mr. Pacman
    Mr. Pacman Месяц назад

    awesome! :D

  • Lucrari
    Lucrari Месяц назад

    Thanks man. I got now an idea how to build an portable monitor for a ps4👍

  • black ops [ David ]
    black ops [ David ] Месяц назад

    How would one be able to make a display, but make it Wireless's that you can stream video to? I have an elephone S8 and it's one of the bezel less phones but I'd want to make a bezelless display that's wireless 😂 not sure how I'd do it though. Maybe someone can help?

  • Eduard Baleanu
    Eduard Baleanu Месяц назад

    I know i am a bit late but i just wanted to say.. at the end of the video you said that it has a high DPI (dots per inch) but that only apllies to printers so the correct way to say it is PPI(pixels per inch). Just wanted to let you know that

  • Alan Milinović
    Alan Milinović Месяц назад

    Stupid sponsored video. Why are you not answering my comments. Big thumb down!

  • Mr. Danny
    Mr. Danny Месяц назад

    Dude it's cool

  • Alan Milinović
    Alan Milinović Месяц назад

    Which standoffs did you used?

  • Mannyy Pranks
    Mannyy Pranks Месяц назад

    your videos are so amazing thanks to people like you the world learn technology more flexible

  • Zaib Tech
    Zaib Tech Месяц назад

    Amazing Man I Really Like

  • Gabriel Cristescu
    Gabriel Cristescu Месяц назад

    Hi, Matt. Thanks for this great video. Please, could you let us know if the attached controller has the options for setting the brightness, contrast and so on? Thanks.

  • Tanay kumar
    Tanay kumar Месяц назад

    I have a old tablet but I can't find a control board. What to do????

  • James Garlick
    James Garlick Месяц назад

    How can you set it up for multiple hdmi inputs?

  • Jala Brummer
    Jala Brummer Месяц назад

    so you are telling me i can fix my computer for just 20$... BEST DEAL ON THE MARKET

  • bradleypariah
    bradleypariah Месяц назад

    1:32 A lot of people probably thought nothing of that. That was a cool trick.

  • Redwanur Bhuiyan
    Redwanur Bhuiyan Месяц назад

    Real creativity and beauty

  • GamingGods
    GamingGods Месяц назад

    My controller board heats up is there any way to fix this

  • Chris H
    Chris H Месяц назад

    Love your voice and how clearly you speak. Videos like this really gives you the confidence to DIY rather than just throwing tech away that you could upcycle at a lower cost than buying something brand new.

  • Alan Milinović
    Alan Milinović Месяц назад

    Where di you get those arm hinge?

  • fun channel
    fun channel Месяц назад

    awesome i need this bro can u gift me plzzz

  • Rehan Baig Baig
    Rehan Baig Baig Месяц назад

    Hi, can you please help
    How to switch between two inputs
    1 cctv & 2 Hdmi I just can't keep plugging out the connection every time

  • Vitor Casadei
    Vitor Casadei 2 месяца назад

    Hi, any idea of how I can find the parts described for a Macbook air 2013( screen?

  • Alan Milinović
    Alan Milinović 2 месяца назад

    Why are not all parts listed with links in video description???

  • Alan Milinović
    Alan Milinović 2 месяца назад

    Is it possible to also reuse speakers from old laptop and use them with controller? Idea is to have sound out of the hdmi cable.

  • What you Looking at?
    What you Looking at? 2 месяца назад

    Atleast he is not an Indian tech support scammer

  • Dharmraj Bhalerao
    Dharmraj Bhalerao 2 месяца назад

    In india it is better to buy control board than buy a seçond hànd laptop

  • Andrius Kamarauskas
    Andrius Kamarauskas 2 месяца назад

    i ordered same board for my project and it worked fine, just audio in (AUX) didn't. Did you tested all ports?

    • Andrius Kamarauskas
      Andrius Kamarauskas Месяц назад

      i use Desktop and when i set up output via HDMI ive got sound from speakers or headphones.
      aux work like that, take audio from 3,5 mm and outputs to speakers or headphones.
      My monitor lg 25um65 does that when in meniu i select audio input. This board dosn't have this function in meniu.
      I contacted with seller about that problem, he explained that aux work when video is via VGA but i didn't tested that (dont have vga cable)

    • Sergei Agarkoff
      Sergei Agarkoff Месяц назад

      May be you forgot to set up your system to use HDMI sound output? AFAIK by default laptops produce sounds via their internal speakers and one must manually point the OS to use HDMI output instead.

  • Tom
    Tom 2 месяца назад

    I have the same laptop

  • Thắng Trần
    Thắng Trần 2 месяца назад

    need this xD

  • AB Va
    AB Va 2 месяца назад

    Does the version matter ? my model nummer goes XXXXXXX V6 , does the version matter? because i cant find any controller boards with the "v6" notified

  • Boaz bee
    Boaz bee 2 месяца назад

    Gays buy it on banggood it only cost 1500 in Indian rupees