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Electronics meet my MOOLED

Discussion in 'Modding' started by coorz, 30 Dec 2005.

  1. coorz

    coorz Miffed

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    Hey Turbo you'll like it a lot, just as cool as VFD and nixies :)

    Firehed; MO doesn't sell the USB backpacks, there are other USB backpacks for HD44780 displays on the market, though i have no idea how (good) their software support is.
     
  2. Henry

    Henry Matrix Orbital

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    coorz made a MX6 ;) heh...

    we also do sell the parallel version, and a really nice economy serial version of the PLED as well

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    Parallel Version 2x16 $23.72 and 2x20 $29.55
    http://www.matrixorbital.com/index.php?cName=lcd-mop-character-pleds

    Economy Serial: 2x16 $34.95 and 2x20 $49.95
    http://www.matrixorbital.com/index.php?cName=lcd-mos-character-pleds

    USB and High End Serial: 2x16 $62.95 and 2x20 $76.95/$79.95
    http://www.matrixorbital.com/index.php?cName=lcd-character-pleds

    They come with a year warantty from us and all the tech support and all the othe jazz when dealing with us ;)

    I love the PLEDs, they have about a 10mA power draw, 160 degree viewing angle... pretty much all the benifits of a VFD, but waaaay cheaper and less power draw... but no other colour then the yellow green ATM...


    And we could sell just the USB interface board... if you want a price let me know... we normally do not sell them because of support issues...
     
  3. coorz

    coorz Miffed

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    Oh shameless.... :hehe:
    Good move; selling USB backpacks with LCDC to back it up. I'd like to know the price.
     
  4. Henry

    Henry Matrix Orbital

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    It's not a normal thing, just a special thing really... we wil be putting out a USB interface board soon...
     
  5. Wolfe

    Wolfe What's a Dremel?

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    I am interested in pricing as well.
     
  6. nleahcim

    nleahcim What's a Dremel?

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    80mw? Sweet - and thanks for the datasheet link. I've been looking for a display for an embedded board I'm working on and that might be a good fit. Too bad it's 5V though (and not 3.3). Can't win them all I suppose.
     
  7. Turbokeu

    Turbokeu Minimodder

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    Hello coorz,
    My OLED arrived from China after only 4 days.
    I suppose I just need a 10k trimpot between GND and +5V with wiper to VBT (pin3) for the contrast setting?

    CD :)
     
  8. coorz

    coorz Miffed

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    Correct, however i omitted the pot and just wired pin 3 to +5v for max contrast, as i found out that the pot is useless as there are no contrast issues with OLED :)
    It only looks good at max contrast.
     
  9. SteveyG

    SteveyG Electromodder

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    Pin 3 simply controls the brightness of the display with OLED displays.
     
  10. coorz

    coorz Miffed

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    You are correct, we mean brightness. A smaller pot would be better if one must have control, the 10K is too big.
     
  11. Henry

    Henry Matrix Orbital

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    Lets say $34.95...
     
  12. crazydeep74

    crazydeep74 What's a Dremel?

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    Really cool mod....
     
  13. user0001

    user0001 What's a Dremel?

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    Nooooooo! :sigh: I'd love to see something like those Electroluminescent displays coorz has... :D
     
  14. Henry

    Henry Matrix Orbital

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    The problem is, the blue and red PLED displays, last 4 to 6 thousand hours only... compared to a 100,000 hours of a LCD...
     
  15. zachjowi

    zachjowi What's a Dremel?

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  16. ChriX

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    Coorz/Henry: may seem a bit of an odd question, but as you may remember I have one half of a MX2 mounted to the front of my CD-rom drive, with the USB backpack relocated elsewhere. The problem is that the years of that screen and the thick aluminium blanking plate on the front of the tray has disagreed with the CD-rom drive, so I was wondering if the PLED modules are any lighter? The tray works fine without the weight on it, so I need some way to cut the weight down a bit.

    Here's what i'm on about http://lcdgallery.net/?f=view&lcdid=241
     
  17. coorz

    coorz Miffed

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    Yes the OLED modules are much lighter, and also 2 or 3 times thinner.
    Well at least mine's are.
     
  18. Turbokeu

    Turbokeu Minimodder

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    @coorz:

    I had finally some time to play with this OLED display but I have some issues:

    I get garbage on the display after some seconds when connected to a PIC microcontroller circuit. This circuit works perfect with any other HD44780-compatible LCD, and also with Noritake LCD-compatible VFD's.
    The PIC routines do check the busy bit of the LCD, therefore it shouldn't be a timing problem.

    I made a quick PCB layout to connect the OLED to my parallel port with LCDsmartie. Guess what: I have still that garbage on the OLED (some screens are okay, other screens start okay but get garbled)...

    What are your experiences with the 'Surestore' OLED module?

    CD :)
     
  19. coorz

    coorz Miffed

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    I've had no issues with the OLED whatsoever on both the one wired to LPT and on the MO. Maybe grounding issues?
    I did get pointed out to the fact that the backlight should be run at max 3V to prolong it's life, instead of what i did straight to +5 for max brightness.
     

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