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Not that I’m complaining (because HOLY COW this thing is cool), but I feel as though I’ve seen this before…

Wonderful thing!

I wonder what enclosure size you’d need to get an actual CRT in there? Some of the ones used as eyepieces in older camcorders are almost the right screen size; but tend to be pretty deep, which would be a problem, while the ‘short throw’ designs that were doing incremental work in making monitors and TVs less annoying to house shortly before LCDs exterminated them forever are all rather larger…

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Maybe about the size of a Sinclair TV80 flat-screen portable?

It might be possible for it to be smaller, but it’s one of the smallest & thinnest CRT TV’s I think I’ve ever seen.

Sony Watchman CRTs were similar, but they had bigger screen sizes and I don’t think they were this small.

I visited the factory that was still making 1" CRTs (non-folded type) in 2004 for legacy broadcast camcorders!

Here’s a link to some research on small monitors, with some nice pictures:


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Ohh, that’s very clever. Eyeballing it, the CRT throw length appears pretty similar to that of the camcorder eyepiece ones; but they’ve hidden the depth by running it sideways and manipulating the output of the phosphor layer with external optics.

Little large for a watch, potentially promising for a Pip Boy.

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