..anyways I've made some very good progress on said project and have now officially kicked off my "Fish-Cam" project. It is essentially a budget/DIY version of this or this.
I decided to use a portable DVD player instead of a stand-alone mini-LCD or *gasp* a mini-CRT. The main reasons for this decision are:
- Cost. A portable DVD player is ~$80 - $180 CAD right now. Mini LCDs are $110+
- Design. Portable DVD players are meant for lugging around. Mini LCDs are really meant to be mounted somewhere.
- Features. A Mini-LCD is useless on it's own. A portable DVD player plays DVDs, mp3s, etc.
- Availability. Wal-Mart had plenty of portable DVD players. Only a few shops have mini LCDs... and questionable return policies if things don't work!