We all have some old mobiles phones randomly lying around the nice. They have zero usage and the companies are also, almost, extinct. They have no utility. So, we think. But, you can now use used mobile phone’s display for your Arduino. You could of course, buy an expensive (or even a non expensive)TFT LCD screen but like this, you can get a TFT screen, for free.
Most of the handheld mobile phones are closed source and reverse engineering is a little difficult. Usually they have a 40 pin ribbon cable (LGs and Samsungs). It might be a little tricky to generate a 8 bit stream for display, but you could give it a shot. You could try to build a Shield, which reads the controller, register etc. Connect the ribbon to the Shield and ride it on the breadboard. Which, in turn is connected with Arduino.
If this works, you can get a ready to use touch screen display. It does look like a lot of work, but if you can actually make it happen, it is definitely worth the time and effort.
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