Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Asus Eee Pc with touch screen


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Should you do it? Yes! If you need any help, just ask.

UPDATE: How-to do it yourself video here

How to add touch panel to Asus Eee Pc 900

How to add touch panel to Asus Eee Pc 901

UPDATE: Asus will be making touch screen versions of Eee PC

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112 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW! That's awesome - can you tell us which model touch screen kit you bought?

JKK said...

and here: http://www.digitalww.com/store/proddetail.asp?prod=TS7K

Misutsu said...

Woow!!

How do you put this touchscreen in the Eee ? Is it complicated ?

If you have a method, I take it ! :D

JKK said...

I just added the touch pnel between the screen and the housing..

check these pix: http://www.digitalww.com/store/proddetail.asp?prod=TS7K

then connected wires to small ( like 6 cm x 2 cm ) usb controller and soldered wires to mainboard usb pins: http://tnkgrl.wordpress.com/2007/11/20/modding-the-asus-701-eee/

RoddY said...

Hi!

What an amazing mod! Did you use a 4-wire kit or a 5-wire kit? - Which one is easier to install?

Regards from Austria

JKK said...

mine is 4 wire..
.. there is no difference on installation.

5 wire touch have been said to be better/more accure but i really havent seen any difference..

eeemakko said...

plz post a how to...!!!would be a nice gift for christmas :-)

Anonymous said...

Is that XP with Vista Inspirat or some other sort of Vista theme? That is an awesome mod, So after we plug everything the 4 wires that are in the usb controller has to be sodered on according to the link you gave us?

JKK said...

That theme is Zune theme: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75078

Yep, u just solder 4 usb cables to right places..

Andrew Paulin said...

How feasible would it be to mod the screen to swivel, to where you could fold it with the screen up?

Jim Link said...

All of the touch screen kits I have seen so far to include the ones you link to are either 800x600 or 640x480. What resolution do you have it running at for it to work?

JKK said...

It would need too much to make it convertible..

.. if you are looking same size convertible umpc you should check

Kohjinsha ( starting at $799 SA version )
or
U810 ( starting at $899 )

U can see all umpcs at my UMPC Browser on the side bar..

JKK said...

Jim Link: u need just the panel and the controller.. it doesn't care your resolution.

U can calibrate it to any resolution.

user eeenlove said...

SUPER AWESOME!!!! maybe a nice how-to? =) btw JKK how much power does the touchscreen draw? have u noticed a considerable shortage in battery life? thanks awesome hack!!!

BOMBOVA said...

neat, neat, neat, vunderbar.. good going, thanks for showing and sharing.... someone owes you big time... enjoy the holidays JKK.. and i will watch for your add 'ons .. PS .. of course i am going to do this... put me on your mailing list GerwingR@hotmail.com...
Vancouver Metro BC . CA .. cheers

kadave said...

jkk, i really would like to commend you for your creativity. I am blown away at your mod..EEE mod of the year for sure. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us next. Please post a how-to guide so the rest of the eee community can benefit from your creativity.

JohnS said...

Step by step how-to PLEASE!!! I'm a software guy, NOT hardware... any tips/tricks/etc you could give in a how-to would be much appreciated!

SamyBoy said...

WoW! Before this I was thinking of buying an eee but now mine is on the way. Thanks to JKK! Great Work!

JKK, If you could kindly post a short How-to and give us exact instructions. It would be wonderful! The resources you have provided are very useful but those who are not very hardware saavy like myself would greatly appreciate a short tutorial about the exact location of the wire soldering on the motherboard etc.

joshuameadows.com said...

Oh man, since I saw this video I've wanted this sooooo bad.

I don't suppose you do any custom orders huh? :D

alex said...

Incredible! Could you pleeeeeaaaaaase publish a "how-to" :-) This would be like Christmas
Greetings from Germany

Joseph Zitt said...

Another plea for a HowTo please? (from someone who is admittedly only vague aware of which end of a soldering iron gets hot).

moljen said...

Really nice mod. I'd be really interested in a How2.
Great mod

JKK said...

How-to is coming soon.

Please gimme some time as i have to take it to parts for photos..

.. and i really would like to use it a bit too ;)

runt said...

will this work with linux?

Fahrstuhl said...

http://www.digitalww.com/profiles/image_original.asp?src=/store/prodimages/CD_drivers.gif%20&pid=

Will work with linux ;D

Awesome mod x)

Arvind said...

wil this one from beay work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/7-Touch-Screen-Kit-for-lcd-and-or-vga-monitor_W0QQitemZ130174288956QQihZ003QQcategoryZ32826QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem?_trksid=p1638.m118

i want this mod badly

falnfenix said...
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falnfenix said...

i'm in for the how-to...

Miles said...

Thats very impressive mate :). I was thinking about the same mod myself, sourcing the correct LCD has proven a pain. Did you find yourself doing any heavy mods to the screen - I want to avoid the old dremel if i can help it

Pim said...

WOW amazing mod! Can't wait for the how to, could you post the make and model of the touch screen or a direct link to a page where I can buy it?

seanpercival said...

great mod, weve started a page for this topic here:

http://www.mahalo.com/Asus_Eee_PC_Touchscreen

JKK said...

How-to video and pictures should be ready tomorrow...

Sorry for the delay.

Martin said...

A very nice hack!

If you could post an how-to that would be downright AWESOME!!

Anonymous said...

sorry martin but didn't you read he's going to get a how-to tomorrow...?

Anonymous said...

Excellent Job. Are you still able to use your mouse with this addition?

Marco said...

Excellent Job. Waiting for your HOW-TO

Anonymous said...

Great job jkk, love the site btw. Just a quick question. How good is the touch screen for drawing with? I'm not expecting it to be up there with a wacom but could you use it to draw somethin with? Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Cool Mod. With no camera in "surf" models then you should maybe have a power supply and a USB connection that are not used because in the Surf there is no Camera. Have you tried this?

A 2G Surf with touch screen, more RAM, and extra SSD Flash drive for gOS added (all mods)... keeping the original Flash in a dual boot for the Xandros install (if desired to keep it)?

Question: Does touch screen use more power (not much to the EeePC left to spare)? So - otherwise, you know if the battery pack for the Eee PC can be modified to accept 15 minute rechargable AA batteries system that can even be rechared in a car (and if can use in Eee PC somehow, then best with an easy to remove and install fresh ones method)? That would be heaven, and I would then get one, as the only stop is travel, or school with Eee PC, and having only a couple of hours battery (when you need it to be up most of the day)?

newimagenio said...

I think this touchscreen is "a replacement 7" screen", not an overlay over the Asus's screen.
Why?

Have you noticed that you can see the face and the hands of the guy in the screen?
As far as I know, the EeePC's screen is not as reflective.
Definitively, the mistery is that this guy has replaced the Asus's LCD by a touchscreen one.

BLOG: http://asuse3.blogspot.com

newimagenio said...

I was wrong. It is really an overlay, not a new screen. I'm sorry

Miles said...

Hi JKK :)...

I'm trying to find some information out, why did you choose not to draw power from the webcam USB port?

kix said...

heres for ppl in uk....

http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=11273

cost under 26 pound not including postage

Anonymous said...

Try the drivers at http://210.64.17.162/web20/eg/drivers.htm

Anonymous said...

what is the difference between the 4 pin and 5 pin kit? which is more compatible?

Anonymous said...

Above link to linitx is out of stock until end of Feb :(

Farnell have some in stock (just ordered) but more expensive.
http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/search/browse.jsp;jsessionid=ZEHVF1QPVPMRTQFIAFNZKBQ?N=1001506+6713&_requestid=40391

Anonymous said...

Sorry, wont let me insert full link,
search for “HIGGSTEC” within
farnell.co.uk

Anonymous said...

maybe is a silly question... but where should I solder the ground wire to?

thanks

JKK said...

I soldered the ground wire to usb connectors ground..

.. there is plenty of grounded places to solder there

theck the pictures from my how-to post at :http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2007/12/how-to-add-touch-panel-to-asus-eee-pc.html

Anonymous said...

JJK, I am from Australia. Thanks very much for sharing the how-to. It is great to see someone like you who are willing to share.

Thanks again.

Graham said...

Hi,I use a touch screen for work. They a thing to have at first but after a while it wears off and isn't any better. Graham - www.logo-n-stitch.co.uk

Anonymous said...

http://www.cartft.com/catalog/il/607

Ships worldwide.

Arun said...

I have been planning to buy an eeepc. Now I am totally into it. JKK... If you are publishing a how-to, please include me in your mailing list (ajayaseelan@gmail.com). BTW the 2G version would be the most affordable version to try out this hack right?

Anonymous said...

Does somebody know if you could remove the prozessor in the asus eee?

If you could you could easily build another prozessor in!

JKK said...

nope, you can't remove the cpu, it is soldered.

Anonymous said...

Hi i order a eeepc 4g surf i want to know if i can use the webcam usb conector (webcam not include) to do this mod and where i can buy the conector and the orden of the pins

thank's

iOnlinePhilippines said...

Got nothing to say about your Asus Eee Pc with touch screen, you really got a nice informative blog. Would you mind if i ask you for a link exchange? Regards...

Kalmart said...

Thanks a lot for sharing. I'll try to do the same :)

marketing asus said...

wow, gret touch screen model..I wonder if I had one? but it's really expensive to me...

Gatoelho said...

Do you think 'http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=11273'
would work?

JKK said...

Gatoelho, it looks ok to me..

Miles said...

That's the very same screen i used on LinITx... Search the eee forums with my forum post

hermen said...

Hi JKK,
What a great hack on EeePC!
This is Hermen from ASUS, I'd like invite you to join the Hacker show section at EeePC OpenSource Development Day on May 9th. See the url as blow:
http://seminar.oss.org.tw/eeepc970508-en.html
Many hacker will come to join this party.
Please let me know if you are interested at this.
Thanks.

Regards,
Hermen
hermen_chen@asus.com.tw

fio da meada said...

why don`t you try put linux with mpx enabled?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=olWjnfBoY8E&feature=related

http://youtube.com/watch?v=AryCQ8Ybp6A&feature=related

and compiz?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=1tTW1DUgo8U&feature=related

Anonymous said...

Why don`t you try linux with mpx enables and compiz?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=AryCQ8Ybp6A&feature=related

http://youtube.com/watch?v=olWjnfBoY8E&feature=related

http://youtube.com/watch?v=1tTW1DUgo8U&feature=related

Anonymous said...

Why don`t you try linux with mpx enables and compiz?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=AryCQ8Ybp6A&feature=related

http://youtube.com/watch?v=olWjnfBoY8E&feature=related

http://youtube.com/watch?v=1tTW1DUgo8U&feature=related

Rosie said...

This is a great site. Thank you for your information. I THANK YOU I SALUTE YOU IT,S A AMZING SITE.

praveenboss said...

good work... great going..visit mine link1

Tapash said...

Really nice website.

Could you tell me is that possible to make the eeepc 1000h as a touch screen laptop. bcos i cant find any 10" screen kit. only 10.4" available on digitalww.com

Miikka said...

Kiitos sulle täst sivustostas. aivan mahtava.

Chris Risse said...

How feasible is this for a 901?

Oskars said...

Can it be done on bigger screens, like 15.4" ?

JKK said...

Oskars, yes if you find a right sized panel

Anonymous said...

Hi there - your site is amazing!
I am so impressed with the touch screen and wish I could buy it ready installed. I have seen the fido dido version on ebay and your translated instructions for the 'easy to touch'. This looks easy enough for a complete novice like me to attempt but I was wondering if the web cam is lost with this kit too
many thanks Lisa

Anonymous said...

Hello! I just bought my eee pc 901, and i'd really like to make it work with a touch screen, my question is: is it possible to make it withought soldering?
Thanks

Touchscreen TFT said...

I only hear about the Eee-PC, what about Acers One?

JKK said...

search is your friend:

http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2008/08/how-to-add-touch-panel-to-acer-aspire.html

Anonymous said...

we

Anonymous said...

how do I add a touch screen to a eee 1000?

Anonymous said...

Awesome video !!! I have the 1000H and can't wait to see you update the video for the 1000H.

Currently, there are no 10.2" ts. But if someone finds one, please post the link.

AnimeShippuuden said...

This awesome ! Hope to see a How to article for this .

ifyouwas said...

Amazing . sugoi !

EPDRAMA said...

I normally don't post a comment, but your post is really awesome.

mingming said...

cool cant wait to see updated info

Anonymous said...

impressive. two thumbs up

Anonymous said...

hello everyone,
l've JuSt install the touch module on my 1000 eee.
Is there any Software for converting it to tablet pc (not a new 0S), in order to have handwrite recognition. I have found ritePen but it doesn't support Greek. Any suggestions?
thank you in advance.

anime said...

I would love to have on of those.

I was so impressed with the touch screen I looked for hours in ebay for a setup ready to go but with no luck :(

Thanks for the info

Lisa

Anonymous said...

You guys do know that if you instal the touch screen you loose your warranty ? :P

ico said...

Lovely little tool , do u know how much it costs ?

Horoscopes said...

awesome idea

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cool89 said...

cool man, may think of buying this small little hardware lol

Maozz said...

nice hardware. Hope i have 1

Shelly R said...

Great little mod. Two thumbs up!

dost444 said...

can some one please help me, I just installed the screen on my eee pc 1000 he, and its installed fine but when i click on the screen cursor is faraway from when i m touching :( what should I do..when i click on the bottom ofmy screen it reads it fine but wheni touch on the upper left and rightand in the middle of the screen it just go nuts..please help me..you can email me at dost444@aol.com...Ammie

Anonymous said...

need help my asus touch screen is going crazy...not calibrating..please help somebody? anybody:(?

Anonymous said...

Hello JKK and others, using your advices I've transformed a 700 EEEPC to tablet, making a hole in the top case. At first try I had a soldering controler for the touch screen but a bad solder blew out the motherboard. As I had a second EEEPC I bought a solderless touch screen to fit on the webcam port. Unfortunately it's not working even after enabling the cam port in the bios. Does anyone have an idea? Thanks for help.

Anonymous said...

Hello JKK,
Apologies if you have received this request before (which I'm sure you have)
For those of us who are not confident or skilled with DIY "how to's" do you for a fee, do these touch screen converstions for others??

Anonymous said...

Hey JKK,
maybe u can help me a little bit.
i already installed a touchkit in my eee 1000h, works fine.
but windows 7 recognize it as mouse and blocks most of the touchscreen-abilitys of windows.
any ideas to chace the driver for windows 7?

MMORPG said...

I love the new asus EEE cheap netbook =P Very good price and it plays my MMORPG games very well.

I love Laptops said...

So small, Nice!

Jone said...

Hahah great deal i will think it thought

Naruto Shippuuden said...

nice i think i will buy it

GPS said...

Touch Screen is become very popular makes me feel are becoming lazier with time?We even relent to do some clicks?

Anonymous said...

JKK This is a great site.
Keep up the fine hacks.

Just have one question. Is this also possible on eee pc 1005HA-H?

Anonymous said...

Can this be done to Asus EEE PC 1005HA, too?

gamers said...

I think the touch screen on this looks amazing..wonder how the performance would hold up for more of the higher end video games though.

Huey Freeman said...

Awesome, might have to give it a go. But I am scared I would break my pc, i'm not sure I'd do it well... Oh well you never know until you try.

watch anime said...

Love the video, i personally have an dell mini 10v . which i like.

David DeAngelo said...

Is that XP with Vista Inspirat or some other sort of Vista theme? That is an awesome mod, So after we plug everything the 4 wires that are in the usb controller has to be sodered on according to the link you gave us? 've JuSt install the touch module on my 1000 eee. Is there any Software for converting it to tablet pc (not a new 0S), in order to have handwrite recognition. I have found ritePen but it doesn't support Greek. Any suggestions?

chicago payday loans said...

I never knew it was possible to modify asus to have touch screen... woww

Anonymous said...

i hae a VERY bad asus eee pc 701 and i was wondering if i could update the flash player and HOW DO U GET WINDOWS ON IT?????? please give links for downloading it all

Tech news said...

I want one but im afraid of breaking it

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