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Old 11-27-2020, 11:27 PM   #1
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Default Repurposing an IPAD Air 2 any ideas feedback wanted not wanting to recycle

Is anyone on this forum that has repurposed an iPad Air 2 or any version of an iPad

If so can you please go into some details of what you did and what application you used if any

I have googled this topic and have got some ideas but I looking for more ideas

One idea have is to use it as multimeter data logger which I already have the meter for this purpose
Another I use as a music listening device for music that has been purchased

Or doing both idea

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Old 11-28-2020, 10:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: Repurposing an IPAD Air 2 any ideas feedback wanted not wanting to recycle

root it and you can install a terminal on it for serial logging.
and install gridrunner on it too.
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Old 11-29-2020, 01:14 AM   #3
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Default Re: Repurposing an IPAD Air 2 any ideas feedback wanted not wanting to recycle

For some time, notebooks/tablets/all-in-one PCs have used LCD panels with an Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) interface which typically has a standardized pinout except for manufacturer use pins which are typically left unconnected in normal use - for this model of tablet, the display resolution is quite good for the viewable area; a compatible display controller is available to repurpose the panel.

One final word: the right to repair should also extend to the right to repurpose.
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Old 12-24-2020, 04:26 PM   #4
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I did find a purpose for this iPad but I play hell do it

The first problem was it was my son’s iPad and he had forgot the password but for some strange reason I happened to remember what it was but because it had not been used in several years the iCloud connection was locked and could not be reset correctly anymore

So I send Apple support a reset request ( use this option when nothing else works this is a pain in the a** to do )

You have to wait 7 days for Apple support to make sure that it is you the owner of the iPad and then they set it up so that you can reset the iCloud password

I finally was able to get the iPad back to do a factory reset and setup the iPad for a new purpose

What I have done is turn into a Fluke data logger and a Own meter data logger

This is only thing that is on besides the the application that comes with the iPad to begin with
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