iMon based VFD and remote on ebay
This seems like a good deal:Cooler Master RC-260-OSB1 Multimedia Value Pack w/VFD M. Less than $15 shipped.
I just bought my next project!Update 4-NOV-2009
This device lists as:
Product ID: 0xffdc
Vendor ID: 0x15c2
and works with the iMon LCDproc Compiler Script. Just change the /usr/local/etc/LCDd.conf file to include the proper USB Product id.
I was also able to get the remote working with some additional code, applescript and the very impressive Remote Buddy