We made our own monitor for under $100!

  • Published: 13 October 2019
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    Today we're going to show you how to build your own full HD IPS desktop monitor using spare parts and 3D Printing. It may not be a 144Hz 27" gaming display, but if you're looking for a little extra screen space for Discord or Spotify this little build just may fit the bill.

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Comments • 2 879

  • HellishGrin460
    HellishGrin460  12 hours back

    But can you make a 50” 4K display?

    • Gonzalo Quinn
      Gonzalo Quinn  14 hours back

      can i update my old lcd sony 43´´ tv

      • Dogsu YT
        Dogsu YT  15 hours back

        you got 2 sponsors in one video

        • Eugene Shcherbakov
          Eugene Shcherbakov  24 hours back

          DP to eDP board can allow use Freesync and maybe overclock panel

          • vegoutwithvegge
            vegoutwithvegge  1 days back

            Thats the worst 3d printing I've seen.

            • Luke Rich
              Luke Rich  2 days back

              Wish this came out a couple of years ago. had a screen, which is now back on a machine, spare

              • TEC D3M0N
                TEC D3M0N  2 days back

                30 pin eat that pussy pin lol

                • Zelow79
                  Zelow79  2 days back

                  "You could even build a monitor into the side of your case"

                  Shit.... why did you have to put that into my head.... I kind of wanna do that now lol.

                  • Carlos Ferrari
                    Carlos Ferrari  4 days back

                    1) it's not 'under $100' if you need a 3D printer;
                    2) it's pretty crappy to be honest;

                    3) you went that far and didn't even try to plug in a Raspberry Pi or an old laptop board to make it into an AIO?
                    4) sponsored by iFixit - none of the tools used are from iFixit lol
                    Nah bad job there…

                    • Eddie Chuang
                      Eddie Chuang  5 days back

                      Could you somehow get power delivery through USB to power it with your laptop?

                      • BobIV123
                        BobIV123  6 days back

                        I think Linus is probably the LTT member who's most comfortable on camera, but it would've been nice to see Alex in this, he always seems excited about DIY stuff.

                        • Nigel
                          Nigel  1 weeks back

                          Aaaaamd it's in Korean.
                          I laughed so hard at this for some reason.

                          • Neil Roy
                            Neil Roy  1 weeks back

                            I seen this, and glanced at my beloved old monitor that doesn't work and I don't have the heart to throw out (probably just a dead capacitor, but an awesome display). So I see this and think, I may be able to revive it yet. Then he says "3D Printer"... rest in peace my friend.

                            • Mandela Effect
                              Mandela Effect  1 weeks back

                              This is a project of mine I'm planning. I'm building a double din windows 10 car computer: 7 inch touchscreen lcd connected to a windows 10 computer stick connected to accessories: usb cd drive, tv/fm radio tuner, usb lte modem, and usb media controller. All this mounted and setup to look factory made in my vehicle. I currently have a $100 androi tablet mounted into the car with a old school equalizer.

                              • Andrejus Doktorovočius

                                I better use smth. Used for 40 bucks imho.

                                • Fernando Luna
                                  Fernando Luna  1 weeks back

                                  ok.. under 100 bucks but i need a 3d printer.. in that case the Apple monitor and its fucking 1k stand may be more affordable

                                  • Blök Möp
                                    Blök Möp  1 weeks back

                                    Ok Linus, the video started good, then you introduce one of the WORST display controller modules out there @1:40 OMFG. 😫😫😫😫 That specific controller has one of the worst firmware support EVVVA! Programming tools were never officially released nor supported so WHY, WHY?? Probably because it came with a display bundle from aliexpress??? What was speaking against the M.NT68676.2A? Sure that controller is double the size but has a multitude more of connectors and a whole slew of readily available firmwares and a readily available vga programmer so that you can customize or adapt any firmware to your needs and it supports 4k displays too. So why going with the worst out there?

                                    • Алексей Воронцов

                                      Perfect build! Thank you for saving old panels from garbage oblivion. Please let your 3D prints appear in more videos.

                                      • PowerHour
                                        PowerHour  1 weeks back

                                        Hey! This ain't Wall-e world! Nor is it Shenzhen...

                                        • lemurmad
                                          lemurmad  1 weeks back

                                          Eh, go to a boot sale, got a 1050p 22” monitor for £7 not bad and u could punch it!

                                          • Kavish Persad
                                            Kavish Persad  2 weeks back

                                            I'll keep this video in mind when i buy my monitor from amazon.

                                            • Brandon Schofield
                                              Brandon Schofield  2 weeks back

                                              What if you attached this to one of the console sized gaming computers to make an always plugged in super thick laptop. or better yet include a Battery and make the world's most powerful custom laptop!

                                              • RedTheFrenchy
                                                RedTheFrenchy  2 weeks back

                                                "dont touch"

                                                Linus: Fingers

                                                • Floris van Vliet
                                                  Floris van Vliet  2 weeks back


                                                  • chris
                                                    chris  2 weeks back

                                                    so to build a monitor for under 100$ you just have to already own it and take it apart its so cheap and easy

                                                    • Dyefox 54321zz
                                                      Dyefox 54321zz  2 weeks back

                                                      Linus got a haircut and looks half decent

                                                      • Deerest Evan
                                                        Deerest Evan  2 weeks back

                                                        tbh thats kinda broke gamer

                                                        • 陈北宗
                                                          陈北宗  2 weeks back

                                                          Given the shape, I would think it is better to use milled metal as the primary material.

                                                          • everythingdigital1
                                                            everythingdigital1  2 weeks back

                                                            I built my own snowblind lcd case first go years ago sure I didn't remove the matt antiglare film so the image is blurry but it works. Just a quick tip if you decide to make your own it isn't always a first go diy I tried to do it again for my main rig at least 4 times but not all old displays follow the same layout or like to be mounted or powered by the computer psu and some just don't play nice when it comes to removing antiglare coats trust me I know. So linus if you try to make your own lcd snowblind case cheaper then the snowblind offical one first figure out what lcds will work correctly and have diagrams for the driverboards.

                                                            • f2bacon
                                                              f2bacon  2 weeks back

                                                              Is it possible to rip the screen out of a nexus 7 and repurpose it into a touchscreen monitor for something like a raspberry pi? Or would it just be cheaper / easier to buy one of those $70 screens on amazon

                                                              • Curtis Smith
                                                                Curtis Smith  2 weeks back

                                                                Linus Joe stole your content

                                                                • PichuLabs
                                                                  PichuLabs  2 weeks back

                                                                  That Thing looks like u it could bomb Hiroshima

                                                                  • Clash with heroes
                                                                    Clash with heroes  2 weeks back

                                                                    you know it's ACTUALLY THIN

                                                                    • Tek P
                                                                      Tek P  2 weeks back

                                                                      Yes, Why? Please review monitors that we are actually considering buying. Like
                                                                      AW5520QF, AW3420DW, FI27Q-P, XV273, XG270QG, LG 27GL850

                                                                      • Oxofrmbl
                                                                        Oxofrmbl  2 weeks back

                                                                        Could you guys test the xiaomi gaming Monitor?

                                                                        • rajot bala
                                                                          rajot bala  2 weeks back

                                                                          Can anyone give the link of display on amazon??.... PLEASE 😥

                                                                          • magonzalez888
                                                                            magonzalez888  3 weeks back

                                                                            shroud video now!

                                                                            • THE JA ARMY
                                                                              THE JA ARMY  3 weeks back

                                                                              Can you use a touchscreen display from a laptop?

                                                                              • Golden Bro
                                                                                Golden Bro  3 weeks back

                                                                                imagine 9 of these in a grid each at 240hz or something

                                                                                • Wild Tangent
                                                                                  Wild Tangent  3 weeks back

                                                                                  When I fast-forward through the sponsor segments, does LTT know? Oops, I mean, asking for a friend.. but I hope they know.

                                                                                  • Au Jomerd
                                                                                    Au Jomerd  3 weeks back

                                                                                    you guys have to do one with many display panels (like 4)

                                                                                    • Michael MacGyver
                                                                                      Michael MacGyver  3 weeks back

                                                                                      It kinda looks like something you'd see in a hacker's room in a cyberpunk film.

                                                                                      • monkstanding last
                                                                                        monkstanding last  3 weeks back

                                                                                        you can build giant screen using 20,30,40 or a 100 of them side by side top to bottom without them besels could look cool

                                                                                        • Tyrion
                                                                                          Tyrion  3 weeks back

                                                                                          9:46 hey, I actually like that thing. Would use

                                                                                          • SketchAndEtch
                                                                                            SketchAndEtch  3 weeks back

                                                                                            "I gave it 5/10 - it's ok"
                                                                                            -Rogal Dorn

                                                                                            • Richard Lucas
                                                                                              Richard Lucas  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Monitor = $100. 3d Printer, printer plastic, time and effort = NOT FUCKING WORTH IT. "See there? I was able to build a monitor on the cheap? Why would I need to do that? Uh, I um well..."

                                                                                              • Sam V
                                                                                                Sam V  3 weeks back

                                                                                                What laptop is that? The one he is using at the end?

                                                                                                • Harsh Jain
                                                                                                  Harsh Jain  3 weeks back

                                                                                                  You are a mere youtuber, you can't tell the difference between english and spanish let alone korean or chinese or japanese.