I'm a graduate student looking to test an experimental spectral imager. It's basically a camera that can see lots of different colors instead of just red, green, and blue (RGB).
I'm looking for a small display that I can easily use to display our test images:
- Less than 2 inches in width
- Less than 2 inches in height
- At least 256x256 resolution – the higher the pixels per inch the better
- At least 3 colors, RGB is fine
- Portable (I need to take this across the US multiple times in the next 6 months)
- Less than $2,000 USD
Something like the display on the Apple Watch would be perfect.
Here's the important part: A computer program reads the camera output then determines what to display next and does that repeatedly until the calibration sequence is complete. Using a computer, I need to able to set the individual pixels to either red, green, or blue. I would like to use it as a second monitor for my computer. So an HDMI, DVI, or DisplayPort connection would be ideal. I'd also be okay with a USB-controlled display.
My technical background: I'm comfortable with MATLAB, Windows 7, OS X. I also have about 6 months of experience with Python and LabView.
I don't have a strong electronics background; don't ask me to use something that requires building/soldering a circuit.