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Dual bay front panel LCD touchscreen

So I want to make a 2 user 1 pc with unraid for my nephews 

 

what I would like to add is a lcd touchscreen infornt of the twoer that can fit in two 5.25" bays because the case has already two of them (for dvd drives and what not) 

 

I have found tons of fan monitoring dual bay lcds but what I need is just the bracket or a set with a real lcd touchscreen (that would take HDMI outbput from the graphics card associated to unraid) 

 

The reason I want to do this is to make a user-friendly menu selection so that they can click to change unraid configs (e.g when one nephew doesnt sit on the PC then the other could just click on the menu reboot and have the PC fool hardware all for himself) 



Are there any brackets for that?  the only one I found is this : https://www.matrixorbital.com/double-bay-inserts/b2041 but who in their right mind would waste two bays to add such a small lcd..... if that would have a bigger opening to fit a more reasonably sized touchscreen it would be golden!!!

 

 

if there is a set with a screen included then even better! :)

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10 minutes ago, papajo said:

The reason I want to do this is to make a user-friendly menu selection so that they can click to change unraid configs (e.g when one nephew doesnt sit on the PC then the other could just click on the menu reboot and have the PC fool hardware all for himself)

Does Unraid even support touchscreen-input?

10 minutes ago, papajo said:

Are there any brackets for that?

I'm not aware of any premade ones, no. You'd probably have to craft one from e.g. wood or get someone to 3D-print one for you. As for the display itself, there are plenty of HDMI-displays meant for e.g. the Raspberry Pi. You'd just have to then buy a USB-touchscreen layer to apply on the display. Can't use the RPi touchscreen-displays directly on a PC, since they almost always use SPI for the touchscreen-layer operation, whereas you need USB on a PC. Or you need to use an Arduino, RPi or similar in-between to translate the controls.

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1 minute ago, WereCatf said:

Does Unraid even support touchscreen-input?

 

yes since the standalone touchscreens use HDMI for displaying stuff and  USB for the i/o so for unraid its basically a mouse over USB 

 

3 minutes ago, WereCatf said:

You'd probably have to craft one from e

well that's what I try to avoid I find it really hard to believe that there arent any dual bay brckets though (with opening to put whatever just the frame with the brackets) 

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59 minutes ago, Toxiclegend said:

You could find something like this and make some minor modifications to try and make it hold the LCD screen.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alphacool-Dual-Drive-Display-Software/dp/B001I4ZBB0

 

Maybe use some hot glue and some make some plastic clips to hold it upgright.

 

I know this one is out of stock but there are devices like this around still.

 

yea I found that one but it's out of stock 

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3 hours ago, papajo said:

yea I found that one but it's out of stock 

Was just an example.

https://www.matrixorbital.com/double-bay-inserts/b2041 This one you linked you don't have to have the screen that small you could cut the actual whole bigger yourself.

There probably isn't a set that does exactly what you want to do you will have to create this yourself.

 

Here Performance PCs have a bunch of LCD screens you can use as templates or take the screen out of and place your own.

https://www.performance-pcs.com/case-parts-mods/bay-hardware/5-1-4-inch-bay-devices.html

 

Something like the Aerocool would work.

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