You might think that interfacing to a laptop LCD is not easily possible - laptop LCD panels do not provide an HDMI, DVI, or VGA interface, as they are intended to be wired directly into the laptop's graphics controller. However most laptop panels use the same interface: LVDS (Formally known as FPD-Link or FlatLink), and the protocol itself is very basic requiring no configuration of the panel, only requiring that the graphics controller is configured for the correct resolution!
Here, I will document my experiments with various laptop LCD panels that I have.
Instead of converting LVDS to a more usable protocol like HDMI/DVI, I am using a RIoT board which has a native LVDS connector, making it very easy to connect a panel!
Eventually I am thinking about writing an article documenting everything you need to know in order to re-purpose an old LCD panel. Let me know if you would be interested in this!