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Old 10-31-2018, 06:52 AM
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That's my mistake. Since this is the Zeus Forum, I thought that was what you were using. So it won't work with the tool you have in the picture. Or maybe someone else knows. Again, my mistake. With the more expensive tools. like the zeus, they have internal wifi chips. So you can use chromecast.
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:30 AM
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Well. As I said, I am now using the Verus Edge in that cart for the Verdict. The Verdict has been replaced, that's an old picture.

Newer diagnostic carts have screens mounted on brackets that just stand them above the cart. I have mounted my touchscreen monitor at home that way but am thinking I might like it better in the cart at work and take the non-touch Acer home instead. My boss wants to set up a cart like mine with the screen inside the lid, not outside all the time.

I could care less how anyone actually connects to a monitor or TV, I'm after ideas of how other people have mounted theirs. IE, pictures of their setups.

Like this is mine, as of a few minutes ago. I would like to add a tray or something at the front for the keyboard.


Here is the shop Zeus until we figure out a better setup for it.


My Verdict has wifi and USB ports buit is at home. I'm thinking of selling it so I can probably leave it out of this thread.
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:15 PM
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Wireless screen mirroring could open more possibilities than everything stuck ala-carts. I think I would just get a $49 Actiontec Screenbeam Mini 2 reciever and a $35 Actiontec USB Transmitter (used for Legacy Window 7 and 8 laptops that don't natively support screen mirroring) and see if you get your Edge to mirror screen off a LCD TV fine and wirelessly. An LCD TV is way cheaper for size than a monitor. If it works, then you aren't dependent on Googe Chrome and Shop's WIFI like you need to be using Chromecast and getting WIFI passwords from boss or having Edge resting in a docking station in cart with cables attached, and a TV or monitor bolted to the cart. You could lower dozens of 32"$119 LCD TVs from the ceiling in front of vehicles or work bench and use as shop target practice for fun when bored before you get anywhere close to the $ cost of The Real McToy, and you could still use what LCD TVs survived to watch free over the air TV with a digital antenae hopefully In less than 10 years I will hopefully be able to score one of these beauties super cheap like my Counselor 2 to complement a great deal on my used $1500 Verus Edge with Final Legacy update 2026. Well $1500 in ten years to a Bottom Feeder Bastard by then be like $800 now, Lol.
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Old 11-01-2018, 05:14 PM
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https://postimg.cc/n9mq8mNp here is my set up the zues is inside the top and my laptop is in there also
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:46 PM
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Very cool ,Not sure how I would do it , but it definitely be on the cheap for sure and if I had a Windows 7 laptop or a Windows 7 Verus Edge I would try to make it so it could wirelessly mirror the screen to an LCD screen using a small USB dongle and and same brand HDMI receiver on a cheap dumb LCD TV. (If it doesn't work on an Edge you can still use the receiver for Android phones and Windows laptop I would likely use a galvanized metal stud as a mounting post to a cheap bulk Item cart, and add a fold out work panel. I am not sure how well LCD monitors or TVs would work and hold up out in a cold damp shop you can often see breath in the wintertime so probably be relegated back to being a catch- all for hand tools within a few years anyhow
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:08 AM
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OK, since we're just throwing pictures, why not. Here's where the Verdict is currently resting. Browsing this forum on the wifi it isn't supposed to have. That is my touchscreen it's connected to. I found it puzzling that I never could get it to match resolutions well with that monitor though the Zeus/Verus Edge do just fine. Also apparently touchscreen drivers don't exist for that and Win XP so the touchscreen feature doesn't work with the Verdict either.
THe touchscreen I got used from a commercial installation so it didn't come with a stand. I made those "legs" with a VESA style plate welded to them. The idea being it could now be easily bolted to the back of a cart/toolbox. Or I may jest swap it into the lid of the existing cart instead of the Acer that's in it now.
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:13 AM
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You guys have some awesome set ups!

Like I said before, if your tool has wifi internally and uses windows, you can use chromecast to mirror your FULL SCREEN to any tv that has HDMI. Then set up your wireless keyboard or mouse(Bluetooth or with usb receiver depending on which one you buy), download Chrome Browser and just set it up through there. Not that hard and everything is wireless as long as your close to your routers signal. No cables anywhere to be seen.
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:07 AM
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Like I said before, if your tool has wifi internally and uses windows, you can use chromecast to mirror your FULL SCREEN to any tv that has HDMI. Then set up your wireless keyboard or mouse(Bluetooth or with usb receiver depending on which one you buy), download Chrome Browser and just set it up through there. Not that hard and everything is wireless as long as your close to your routers signal. No cables anywhere to be seen.
I thought Casting works differently than Mirroring, in that with mirroring, anything that is open on your screen no matter what was playing before would display on your screen , but with Casting the screen, You Tube or whatever you chose to click and cast on last in your Chrome Browser would continue to display and play out on the TV, screen. You could minimized tab, and go into something else on your PC privately and not interrupt the movie or video playing being cast to the TV screen, where with mirroring, TV just displays whatever screen you are viewing on the PC. The Browser Casting software is given permission access to saved photos, videos, music and internet sites without problem,...however
Question is How well does that Funky Anally secure Proprietary SnapOn Diagnostic Suite and scope software on a Verus play with the Google Chrome software trying to project it to WIFI network for TV display?
I'm also Curious because I have read about folk installing Google Chrome on a Maxi Sys Pro Tablet but nothing about using Chrome Cast and casting the screen off it to a TV,( other than a HDMI cable plugged in to it off TV. Anyone manage that without Rooting the tablet? Hate to cause a chink in the chain of Chinese boot commands to fail and have to drop over $1000 to buy an update to get authorization to open my diagnostics again .
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:16 PM
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I really liked what I saw with folk's awesome diagnostic carts but I didn't feel a need to create a diagnostic cart with a monitor,and printer for my home garage , but you guys inspired me to put an LCD TV I was going to put to curb and hook it on a $10 HF TV mount screwed on to the back cover of my existing HF cart (I never close )so I can watch game with rabbit ears antenna and an old Insignia digital to analog converter I still had sitting unused for years in my basement.
I couldn't believe the 24" LCD TV the wife got back in 2010 must have been manufactured before the switch from analog to Digital OTA signal in 2006 because it would not display a picture with the Digital Over the Air antenna I bought, planning to ditch the Direct TV , so I just got the wife a 32" Insignia Roku Smart TV for an extra $20 over the cost of a regular newer TV that works fine in the bedroom with an OTA Digital antenna,(when tha day comes I finally Ditch the Direct TV) and my wife can watch her NetFlix movies
right off the TV instead of mirroring it off her smart phone or laptop to the front room TV (with the Screen Beam Mini 2).
I have an HDMI cable plugged into it now in case I want to plug in my laptop or my maxCyst, but probably just get another Screen Beam Mini 2 for the second HDMI port to mirror phone or laptop wirelessly to it if I feel a need.
I drilled 2 holes for the TV mount in the cart lid and 2 holes about 2 inches rearward of the existing holes for the lid gas props to get the lid to open fully a complete 90 degrees.
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Old 11-22-2018, 09:04 PM
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We were looking at doing something similar on the blue cart as its lid doesn't fully open either. We could aim the screen to compensate but the weight of the screen would always be dragging the lid closed a bit. We figured to relocate the shocks to just past 90 degrees so it would tend to stay open. Plus aim the screen straight. Great minds think alike?

I realized I never thought much about Chromecast because I have long since upgraded to all smart TV's at home. When I want to cast something from my PC, a laptop, or my phone, I just do it. No extra hardware required or desired.
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