Android MegaPad is 23" of DIY touchscreen goodness for $600

Android MegaPad is 23
Ever wished there was a touchscreen for grown-ups that doesn't cost arm and a leg? Nah, we are not talking about the Microsoft Surface project, which is both expensive and experimental, although it does some cool stuff with Windows Phone

Enter the Android MegaPad, which is a simply a touchscreen displaying your humble Android OS, but with the not-so-humble 23" in size. The DIY mod was done by one Martin Drashkov, who used off-the-shelf components that ended up costing just $600, but you can hardly call the thing portable, he says. The modder envisions other uses for such a giant Android tablet:


He goes on to explain that Android was used for the hack thanks to the openness of the platform, which allows for altering the experience for touchscreens very different than what is currently available in stores. Google's mobile OS flexibility is demoed in the video below, where two familiar apps that we are used to see on phones and tablets with not more than 10" displays, are splashed all over the 23-incher.



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10 Comments

1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

AWESOME CRAP. I want one.

2. gotti88

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

ok wtf!!!! im about to just go ahead and install android on my dam 50" who wants to walk around with a dam flat screen tv size tablet on there back...

3. rican

Posts: 132; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

he said you can hardly call it portable. Y couldnt it be used as a mobile device around the house and not the streets. It would be amazing to see what apps can come out of this. Reminds me of minority report.

12. HAPPYNEWYEAR

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

When referring to posession, one uses their not there.

4. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

What's the point of having this? If it had a desktop OS ok.

5. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

I'm totally getting this for my coffee table for parties. Definitely going to have to buy a 23" screen protector too.

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

This is BA. Nuff said.

7. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

This would be awesome to just have around the house or setup in the certain spot.

9. gotti88

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

its very very sluggish

11. jbk_96

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Simply ... Useless

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