Revive your old CRT monitor with Arduino UNO

Recycled CRT monitor

Surely many of you have the odd CRT monitor at home. The old monitors that in many cases took up more space than the computer itself. Many of these monitors were abandoned in pursuit of flat panel monitors, but many others were abandoned because they were broken and cost more to repair than the new monitor.

Surely many of you are familiar with this situation. Well, a user who loves retro has achieved revive an old CRT monitor thanks to a plate Arduino UNO.

The story begins when the MmmmFloorPie user purchases an old monochrome CRT monitor. This monitor worked but his old Motorola 6800 electronics quickly got screwed up, an electronics that's hard to come by these days. The user in question decided use a Free Hardware board as a substitute for the electronics of this CRT monitor. The test worked correctly and the monitor, although still emitting black and white, works correctly.

This means that any user who has a CRT monitor or simply finds one in a clean spot, can recover it thanks to Arduino boards. In this case, the user MmmmFloorPie had gotten the monitor for $ 20, which together with the price of the Arduino board makes a total of about 50 dollars approximately the arrangement of this monitor. If we take into account that flat panel monitors are still priced above 100 euros, the savings are considerable. That is, as long as we do not have a flat monitor as a CRT monitor.

The user MmmmFloorPie has published the mounting guide and its results in Reddit construction and also in Imgur where we find images of how it is done step by step. It is not really important to be able to use Arduino UNO as a substitute for the electronics of a CRT monitor but it is interesting to know it then at some point we may need a monitor and any CRT monitor can help us in the task. However will serve Arduino UNO to fix flatbed monitors? What do you think?


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