The Portable Kodi Endpoint

As yet another side project at work, i started looking into re-using a portion of our soon to be replaced laptop fleet. Many of the laptops will be recycled but it’s looking likely that i’ll get 10 or so 15.6″ LCD panels to re-use and turn into physical, portable kodi screens to be placed in 1:1 meeting spaces about our office. They double as 2nd monitors for people to use during meetings.

The idea was to make an enclosure a stuff the LCD panel in with a LCD controller from ebay and a raspberrypi running LibreElec.

MVP1 looked like this:

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After some 3dprinting, MVP 2 looks like this:

Amusingly – since putting the set up together the LCD panel has inverted most colours, but i haven’t had time to really dig into what happened there, im pretty sure it’s the Pi being odd rather than the controller as it works fine with other sources. It’s still not ready for prime time – i need to tweak the design some to make it perfect but as a proof of concept it works a dream.