Build a DIY screen out of recycled parts for cheap

  • Опубликовано:  10 месяцев назад
  • 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!

    eBay affiliate link for the control board; add the model number as shown in the video:
    US buyers:
    UK buyers:

    If your screen isn't listed, most sellers of the control boards allow you to contact them directly and they will program a control board for your specific screen at no extra cost. Just send them the model number and you should be good to go.

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Комментарии: 2 523

  • DIY Perks
    DIY Perks  10 месяцев назад +928

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

    • Mark Seppelfrick
      Mark Seppelfrick 20 часов назад

      Love your channel very interesting videos.......really creative

    • Pedro Del Diablo
      Pedro Del Diablo 3 дня назад

      Thank you for your amazing work loco!

    • Liam Gallagher
      Liam Gallagher 5 дней назад

      Now 70K

    • DG Entertainment
      DG Entertainment 16 дней назад

      These spots are usually labeled this way because they contain parts that are highly vulnerable to damage of some kind, usually physical damage.

    • Luis Moncada
      Luis Moncada 17 дней назад

      DIY Perks Do you know what happens if I touch the black tape that explicitly says don't touch the black tape on the back of the LCD?

  • Romir Jakupi
    Romir Jakupi 5 часов назад


  • shashank pandey
    shashank pandey 7 часов назад

    what about Indian buyer you don't provide any link for that

  • Murlock2000
    Murlock2000 13 часов назад

    the way he says U makes me laught everytime :P

  • alon booder
    alon booder 14 часов назад

    Had a MacBook Pro but I can't find the proper cable to connect the control board to the screen ... help!

  • Hog Blockula
    Hog Blockula День назад

    holy shit that is so great

  • enrique mitchell
    enrique mitchell День назад

    Hey where can I find a control board for old screen.?
    LP150*2 (A2)

  • Arstotzkan FX
    Arstotzkan FX День назад

    It's looks like, the windows 7 system panel logo!

  • AsianGamer
    AsianGamer День назад

    Hey just a question. If I wanted to buy a power adapter, which one do I buy?

  • Life Of Dave
    Life Of Dave День назад

    So I just need an ac adapter to turn it on ?

  • David Plater
    David Plater 2 дня назад

    Toxic comment section.

  • William WATKINS
    William WATKINS 2 дня назад

    Stupid not relevant question : how did you skip the window on the screen at 0:22 ?? What key shortcut?

  • Buchanan _MJ
    Buchanan _MJ 2 дня назад

    I'm never throwing a cable away again, don't think my mrs will be too chuffed about this but oh the possibilities that never before existed. Thanks for another fantastic video Matt, and the upgrades on the later video really make this worth selling, like many of your other projects.

  • sunny reddy
    sunny reddy 2 дня назад

    how to connect raspberry pi

  • sunny reddy
    sunny reddy 2 дня назад

    how to connect raspberry pi

  • Don't Do This
    Don't Do This 2 дня назад

    I subscribed to you because you speak really politely and very civilized besides your great content.

  • Birsp
    Birsp 3 дня назад

    now that plus a raspberry pi or one of those intel hdmi pc sticks plus some kind of battery (maybe find a way to hook up a laptop battery) and you got a portable all in one desktop lol
    if you can use one of those wireless keyboards with the trackpad build in and you slap some velcro on it and the monitor, can easily carry it with you

  • sunny reddy
    sunny reddy 3 дня назад

    can we be able to connect a smartphone and play videos to that screen

    • sunny reddy
      sunny reddy 2 дня назад

      can we connect with wire instead and play

    • sunny reddy
      sunny reddy 2 дня назад

      can a wifi dongle or usb wireless adaptor work in place of it

    • waris haider
      waris haider 3 дня назад

      Yes, but i think you'll need a chromecast

  • Pedro Del Diablo
    Pedro Del Diablo 3 дня назад

    Locooooo joder sos la hostia! excellent work man, I am a geek with access to thousand of broken/dead computers... now... I will create Ultron 2.0

  • Albusius Official
    Albusius Official 4 дня назад

    isnt it controlboards inside pcs? //laptops?

  • firdosh gariba
    firdosh gariba 4 дня назад

    I found this vid very useful

  • MrDeicide1
    MrDeicide1 4 дня назад

    Quit using that retarded vinyl wrap
    It looks nothing like "carbon" fiber
    It looks cheap and stupid

  • Nabeel X
    Nabeel X 5 дней назад

    Bruh your voice is legit

  • No Name
    No Name 5 дней назад

    I use Windows 98 with that monitor

  • Eon Jansen van vuuren
    Eon Jansen van vuuren 5 дней назад

    love your videos

  • John Graham
    John Graham 5 дней назад

    Can you do this with a touch screen?

  • JakesMotorsports
    JakesMotorsports 6 дней назад

    69,999th like

  • Jasmine Lyre
    Jasmine Lyre 6 дней назад

    Can you do anything with touch screen?

  • Cody
    Cody 6 дней назад

    EU buyers too :P

  • Thimothée Jodin
    Thimothée Jodin 6 дней назад

    Hello, great tip what is the reference of notebook Thinkpad, thank you very much.

  • F Con
    F Con 6 дней назад

    Nice video, another option instead of the vinyl wrap could be using thin wood veneers, since they come in all different colors and would match your table as well.

  • LetsComputeTech
    LetsComputeTech 6 дней назад

    What ... Flexible displays exists?

  • Alex Xander
    Alex Xander 6 дней назад

    It is interesting! Love the way you make it look and for one who loves building things on their own, like me, this is pure gold. Yet i would not call it very cheap. And some things like the adapters are quite complicated and requires tools that not everyone owns. :) - Keep on the amazing work though, the quality of your videos is amazing!

  • Kristian Wandadaya
    Kristian Wandadaya 6 дней назад

    Can 4 LCD panel merged into video wall without Must use software?

  • WooDraft
    WooDraft 6 дней назад

    Can you now make a touch screen screen out

  • Stephen Chen
    Stephen Chen 7 дней назад

    Fantastic! I remember posting a question here on youtube years back on how to use a laptop screen as a desktop's but I can't remember exactly where I posted it., I wanted to know though what you can do to a tablet (xperia tablet) with damaged LCD or just any other android tablet. I was thinking like connecting a large laptop lcd and a mouse and keyboard. Hope you can make a DIY video on that :)

  • manish patel
    manish patel 7 дней назад

    I follow your YouTube channel regularly, you had completed some great and useful project and the are very helpful,

    Getting inspired from your projects i want to start a project my self with hp Omni 220 1010a all in one pc I have ,

    So everything works quit well just the screen which is damaged and expensive I want to use it with my old monitor or tv  but like it doesn't have any vga or HDMI port I can't plug the screen directly

    Is there any way to plug a monitor to the PC directly?

  • Kaiden the Lombax
    Kaiden the Lombax 7 дней назад

    I made my own screen but i used the same style like you in the diy desktop made out of old laptop

  • Kristos LV
    Kristos LV 7 дней назад

    1:13 i am waching on it XD

  • Sweeler
    Sweeler 7 дней назад

    I window manager would also work

  • David Fleniken
    David Fleniken 7 дней назад

    69k likes lol

  • Steffan_Harry
    Steffan_Harry 7 дней назад

    I don't get why he had to build one the one that he was using on his pc at the start would have worked just fine

  • Caio Henrique Boneto Gonçalves
    Caio Henrique Boneto Gonçalves 7 дней назад

    My screen is green on the black colors, anyone know how to fix?

  • Nicklas Marquart
    Nicklas Marquart 7 дней назад


  • TheCinderDude
    TheCinderDude 7 дней назад

    Im gonna be using this for the switch haha

    • TheCinderDude
      TheCinderDude 7 дней назад

      Speaking of - you should do a cool switch video - surprisr us!

  • Sreehari Sreedev
    Sreehari Sreedev 7 дней назад

    which laptop did you use to take the LCD panel from (the Samsung one)? I'd like to see if I can find a broken one on ebay

  • Иван Иванов
    Иван Иванов 9 дней назад

    hinges screws on the front panel are ugly

    LISIANA SUSANTO 11 дней назад

    thanks man! i did it and it works!!

  • mk17173n
    mk17173n 11 дней назад

    this guys' voice is amazing

  • Harry Hider
    Harry Hider 11 дней назад

    does the (tp)(s2) bits after the number on my screen matter?

  • Fairex
    Fairex 12 дней назад

    Can I use a tablet's screen?

  • Felystar
    Felystar 12 дней назад

    My controller board indicates that a 12V 3.3A adapter is needed. Will a LM2596 work to power on the screen using my computer's adapter? (LM2596 maximum current output is 3A). Or do I have to increase a little the output voltage?

  • Amitha yapa
    Amitha yapa 12 дней назад

    Hey man can you make a video how to convert old TV LCD display in to a monitor.

  • javier escontrias
    javier escontrias 13 дней назад

    Holy Hell man. I love this video.

  • Anilraj Rajan
    Anilraj Rajan 14 дней назад

    its really an awesome and helpful video. thanks a lot for the tip.

  • muj rahman
    muj rahman 15 дней назад

    That is some sublime work. Gona have to try that

  • Ian Gourlay
    Ian Gourlay 15 дней назад

    That's nifty-cubed!

  • kanchha laam
    kanchha laam 15 дней назад

    my screen flickers when i connect to 12v why?

  • Andito Bagus Prasanto
    Andito Bagus Prasanto 16 дней назад

    can we make curved screen ? :D

  • AJ Cardwell
    AJ Cardwell 16 дней назад

    would it be possible power the monitor from a usb port. want to make a portable xbox monitor

  • Surya Teja
    Surya Teja 17 дней назад

    wow really nice video.. i want your screen :P :)

  • Luis Moncada
    Luis Moncada 17 дней назад

    Does somebody knows what happens if I touch the black tape that explicitly says don't touch the black tape on the back of the LCD?

  • Geoff Reeves
    Geoff Reeves 18 дней назад

    i'm going to try using a old laptop that's never used :P
    right now the control board is on its way

  • buddy77587
    buddy77587 18 дней назад

    Way 😎

  • Fabian Wagner
    Fabian Wagner 18 дней назад

    How is he able to use that step down board? Aren't they up to ~10W? The control board for my screen needs 12V / 3A (36W). What am i missing?

  • Avinash Shetty
    Avinash Shetty 18 дней назад

    This is my new Favorite Channel!!

  • Bhupi Raval
    Bhupi Raval 18 дней назад

    great , thanks , Bhupendra Raval,from , Gujarat state , India

  • gaurav gadekar
    gaurav gadekar 18 дней назад


  • marchingpackofCeHS
    marchingpackofCeHS 18 дней назад

    ok, I have a touchscreen (specifically a Asus transformerbook T100) which no longer works, and if I can't figure out how to repair it then I would like to attempt this. Assuming I can do basically the same set up, would the touch screen ability still work? i feel like that would make editing a million time better if I could have dual screens and one of them be a touch screen tablet. (I do have a touch screen laptop but its not as friendly to touch screen editing as I would like)

  • Omkar Pawaskar
    Omkar Pawaskar 18 дней назад

    Universal controller board will work with the screen my screen model is lp156wh3 (tl)(sa) please help

  • Omkar Pawaskar
    Omkar Pawaskar 19 дней назад

    sir can u tell me your laptop and also display specifications

  • Omkar Pawaskar
    Omkar Pawaskar 19 дней назад

    did anyone tried this personally????

  • YoutuberLFC
    YoutuberLFC 19 дней назад

    Hey, you could sell your DIY perks, limited editions, and put links here. This may generate more revenue than youtube ads and support your channel.😉

  • Woodogg18
    Woodogg18 19 дней назад

    thanks for this. I used this while building a mini retropi arcade.

  • Douglas Campbell
    Douglas Campbell 20 дней назад

    Great DIY, I'm actually working on this project right now. My wife's laptop died buy the screen is fime.

  • raj gm
    raj gm 20 дней назад

    I love your Voice...😘 😘 😘

  • Crash Crash
    Crash Crash 20 дней назад

    What material do you use? How thick?

  • Andres Marquez
    Andres Marquez 20 дней назад

    Is there any way to do something like this with a laptop keyboard?

  • Ahmadi Arismaharto
    Ahmadi Arismaharto 21 день назад

    is it possible to make one from a imac 27" display?

    GYM & FITNESS CLUB 21 день назад

    hello sir good job
    in usb board can v play via usb drive? instead of hdmi, or we need to find another board.
    please help!!!

  • CrimSoul
    CrimSoul 21 день назад

    I now regret selling my broken laptop for parts...

  • tractorman 77
    tractorman 77 22 дня назад

    I use a 5 volt to 12 volt step-up converter to power my monitor from the laptop's battery. I don't know that it will run all monitors though it depends on the amount of current the laptop supplies and how much the monitor requires. if you want, look up 5 volt to 12 volt step up converter. the one I got goes in to a USB port from the factory so i did not need to mod it.

  • lor5o
    lor5o 22 дня назад

    i made a small fan out of my broken hard drive by only unsing hard drive parts. i removed everything first, then i secured the magnets for later, the disk i cut into and bend it a little sidewarts to make the fan shape than just put the diskt bak on, let the cap of and the harddrive hast at the back a mettalic üart of the motor locking out where u can put one magnet and the other one is glued to my desk (its a very hight part besides me) so that i can just clip on the fan plug my micro usb cable from samrtphone in ( i forgot to say that it was an extaernal hard drive) and have fresh air blown in your face :D u cold make a video over it i haver never seen such thing before all videos including much other parts or difficult building skills and lot of tools like this of yours to bind cables or something as adapter for power but mine is only simple hard drive tiles and works perfect

  • Andres Felipe Gomez Rivera
    Andres Felipe Gomez Rivera 22 дня назад

    I have an old laptop lcd. Thanks for making this video! The board is in the way!!! Raspberry PI tabletop arcade and media center on the go!

  • J T'sonia
    J T'sonia 23 дня назад

    just wondering how can you be 100% sure your getting the right controller for your display? I searched for mine and got several, but some look different

    • DIY Perks
      DIY Perks  22 дня назад

      Looks don't really come into it - just make sure it can drive your model number of display and it should be OK. They're individually programmed you see.

  • Danova Kontrola
    Danova Kontrola 23 дня назад

    what about backlight?

  • Alveus Henry
    Alveus Henry 23 дня назад

    amazing always inspiring 👍👍

  • Ruchit Jhanwar
    Ruchit Jhanwar 24 дня назад

    Thanks. I was wondering what I can do with my 9 years old laptop.
    Can we do something like this with the Keyboard too?

    ALPHA INDIGO 24 дня назад

    can u make a smaller screen that fits into a pocket please

  • valor36az
    valor36az 24 дня назад

    Awesome project.

  • warviper GT
    warviper GT 24 дня назад

    Now that's impressive

  • I'mKai1998
    I'mKai1998 24 дня назад

    Material for screen?

  • vinamra agrawal
    vinamra agrawal 25 дней назад +2

    hello matt , i want to ask that would any laptop screen of any model would work for this project ??

    • vinamra agrawal
      vinamra agrawal 24 дня назад

      thanks nacho garcia thanks a lot for your help !!!!!!

    • Nacho Garcia
      Nacho Garcia 24 дня назад

      vinamra agrawal As long as there'a a control board for it (and if not you can ask them to program one like he said in the description) it should work perfectly.

  • ASA Oussama
    ASA Oussama 25 дней назад

    What kind of adapter does it take to power up the screen? and is it included with the control board

  • Chry-1986
    Chry-1986 26 дней назад

    Nice work

  • Thought Frankly
    Thought Frankly 26 дней назад

    I'd like to do it but plug it into my phone instead.. possible?

  • Follow meback2
    Follow meback2 26 дней назад


  • rune goossens
    rune goossens 27 дней назад

    can i build it with an screen of an old macbook pro

  • James OntheVerge
    James OntheVerge 28 дней назад

    there was no software or programming needed to extend your desktop to the new monitor?

  • Hugo Taylor
    Hugo Taylor 29 дней назад

    Would it work with an old to screen