sunlight readable LCD

joakim at joakim at
Wed Apr 15 15:49:07 CEST 2009

Marcus Bauer <marcus.bauer at> writes:

> Hello list,
> Joseph Reeves wrote on his blog about a bicycle app for the Neo [1].
> I have always wanted to add cycling / sports functions to tangoGPS but
> as the LCD is mostly unreadable in sunlight I felt there is little use.
> After trying it a couple of times on my bike I soon started to leave
> the Neo at home.
> So I wonder about three things for better outdoor use:
> 1) How many of you would be interested in the following hardware
> mods:
>  * sunlight readable LCD
>  * bigger LCD 3,5"+
>  * new ruggedized case or rubber shell (including a mean to nicely fix

I once modified a laptop by removing the backlighting from the screen.
That made it possible to read the screen by using the sun as a backlight
source. Maybe something similar can be done to the Freerunner?

> in on a bike?)
>  * waterproof (substaintially more costs)
> 2) How much money would you spend on it? To give you an idea: the PSP
> display with touchscreen can be bought on ebay for ~25$. A case may be
> ~20-30$ for volumes of 100+.
> 3) Last question: are there hardware people interested in
> this?
> Please reply here on list with your interest!
> Marcus
> [1]
Joakim Verona

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