I've been clearing out tat from my garage. One of the things I came across was a laptop bag of dead laptops*. One of them was a particularly nice HP pavillion with a shiny widescreen display. After reading an article on lifehacker.com about repurposing laptop screens, I hatched a plan. I've removed the LCD and ordered an LCD controller for it (£20 from 'China'). This adds a few types of video input and some control buttons. I can fit the lcd into a picture frame as a case. Whooppee ! For content I have the option of adding either Raspberry Pi I have in my work drawer left over from a PhD student, or a Google Chromecast. Either could be powered by taking a 5v feed from the LCD controller. It could act as a 2nd display for the kids laptops. A screen for the rear seat of the car (if I make a cable to go from the head unit to the back of the car) or a cool picture frame for the living room. I'll photograph progress as it goes. * no hard drives or memory, those were removed when the laptops died.