I am looking for a monitor to use for a novelty decorative, yet functional, pumpkin computer. I will probably be using a Raspberry Pi or Beaglebone Black for this because I already own one. In rough order of importance, my requirements are:
- Must fit inside of a pumpkin. Think supermarket, not first prize at the county fair.
- Supports RCA or HDMI (HDMI preferred)
- Includes AC adaptor or power cord. please recommend one if it does not.
- Halloween is fast approaching. Three day shipping to the US must be available.
- Weighs less than 3 pounds (2.5 pounds is a little on the heavy side, too)
- Decent brightness and manageable glare on the screen. It may be displayed outside during the daytime. I might be able to get around this by recessing the monitor in the pumpkin.
- The budget is about $95, but less is better. I already own a Raspberry Pi, so this is not included in that budget.
- I would like to be able to read text for things like basic web browsing.
- Higher resolution is good, but it doesn't matter as much if it isn't an HDMI display.
Realistically, I think the monitor needs to be at least 5 inches to have much of an effect, but feel free to include a 4.3 recommendation if it is under $20, as I will probably buy it as well to use as a backup. I think that 9 or 10 inches is probably the upper bound of what could reasonably work. If it is too heavy, it will be difficult to stably mount, and it may deform the pumpkin, causing it to slip off, over the course of the ~5 days that this pumpkin is expected to exist.
The following is my wish list, though I don't expect to get many recommendations that include these things:
- Built in speaker(s)
- Built in USB hub
- As cheep as reasonable