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Modding Pre-wired Parallel LCD's I'M TAKING ORDERS!

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Shuriken, 4 May 2004.

  1. Shuriken

    Shuriken same christmas AV for a whole year

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    15/6/04 - Some news.

    Prices for blue displays are up, but due to some confusion I'm now waiting for quotes on white displays :sigh:

    Website should be up shortly

    keep the faith.

    Matt

    4/6/04 - I'M NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR GREEN AND WHITE DISPLAYS ONLY. :D PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING BEFORE ORDERING.

    My website is not up yet, but please email me your order or any enquiries. orders will be dealt with on first come first serve basis in batches. If you have already e-mailed me then you are high on the list. If you're ordering please specify delivery type, if you choose not to have recorded insured delivery I CAN NOT be held responsible for damage or loss in transit.

    The 20 x 4 white display is a large character model as that is all i can get in white at the moment. please e-mail me for dimensions of this or any of the displays.

    You can choose not to have a power switch or brightness controll which will reduce the price by £1.00 You can also choose the colour of the pointer on the contrast control: red, green, yellow, blue, white, gray, orange. (the ones in my pictures are blue)

    You will need a parallel extension cable if you don't have one. these are £1.04 from ebuyer.com, I can supply them , but it will work out cheaper if I don't and orders will be quicker.

    Payment in check or bank transfer, pay-pal possibly coming soon.

    Those who have already contacted me will be emailed shortly.

    NEW PRICES:
    All new prices!
    Green prices are estimates. White displays are not yet on sale


    2 x 16 [No demand for non-backlit models, let me know if you want one]
    2 x 16 black text/green background with backlight = £20
    2 x 16 white text/blue background with backlight = £25
    2 x 16 white text/black background with backlight = £25

    2 x 20 [No demand for non-backlit models, let me know if you want one]
    2 x 20 black text/green background with backlight = £25
    2 x 20 white text/blue background with backlight = £30
    2 x 20 white text/black background with backlight = £30

    4 x 20 [No demand for non-backlit models, let me know if you want one]
    4 x 20 black text/green background with backlight = £30
    4 x 20 white text/blue background with backlight = £35
    4 x 20 white text/black background with backlight = £40 (this is a large character LCD, hense the higher price)

    Shipping (larger displays may cost more, displays worth more than £28 will cost more to be insured) packaging £1.00

    to send one unit to:
    UK - £0.75
    Europe - £1.90 (€2.86)
    USA - £3.96 ($7.28)

    To send one unit recorded and insured:
    UK - £0.75
    Europe - £5.20 (€7.83)
    USA - £6.26 ($11.51)


    3/6/04 - NEW PRICES, PICTURES AND SHIPPING PRICES!! sorry it took so long, likely questions answered below:

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    Display with PCB not mounted.

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    Dispaly with PCB mounted, ready to go.

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    display working, left to right: power switch, contrast adjust, brightness adjust.
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    screen close-up, brightness at maximum.

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    Back of unit, showing connectors.

    Q and A: (post/e-mail any questions not answered and i will)

    Q1, The PCB is not the same size as the display.
    A1, This is because I ran out of copper clad board and had to use an off-cut, the actual models will not have this problem. also, that wasn't a question.

    Q2, Why is it only displaying one line of boxes?
    A2, This is the test patern, which is displayed when connected, this shows the display works. I used this as I havn't yet downloaded the software.

    Q3, Are the knobs and the switch standard?
    A3, Yes, although the contrast is pointless as it barely makes a difference. but i will still put the potentometer in if people want it.

    Q4, How does it connect to the computer?
    A4, New picture shows back of unit. It has a molex plug for power and a parallel plug, you will need a parallel extension cable to connect it to a computer,they're about £1 from ebuyer.


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    26/5/04 - Proto-type completed, but have no access to a digital camera at the moment :sigh: I intend to borrow my dads this weekend.updated to new prices, awaiting quotations, hopefully prices will drop.

    2 x 16 black text/green background = £20
    2 x 16 black text/green background with backlight = £25
    2 x 16 white text/blue background with backlight = £30
    2 x 16 white text/black background with backlight = £30

    2 x 20 black text/green background = £25
    2 x 20 black text/green background with backlight = £30
    2 x 20 white text/blue background with backlight = £40
    2 x 20 white text/black background with backlight = £40

    4 x 20 black text/green background = £30
    4 x 20 black text/green background with backlight = £39
    4 x 20 white text/blue background with backlight = £45
    4 x 20 white text/black background with backlight = £45
     
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  2. SJH

    SJH Minimodder

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    The 2x16 one sounds good...would it fit in a floppy bay?
     
  3. Shuriken

    Shuriken same christmas AV for a whole year

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    the display would fit, but there would need to be space above and below for the circuit board, I could do a 1x16 display for £10ish and that would fit entirely in a floppy bay.

    matt
     
  4. SJH

    SJH Minimodder

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    Yeah it doesn't matter about space above/below, I have 2 free floppy bays ;)

    Actually...would the 2x20 fit in 2 floppy bays? :D

    -Sam
     
  5. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    what make of LCD? What colour backplighting? Reverse polarity (positive ground) as well?

    Any pics?
     
  6. Asazman

    Asazman What's a Dremel?

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    I would be interested. How much would a 4x20 backlit be in us $?
     
  7. fallenSaint

    fallenSaint What's a Dremel?

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    I might be interested as well, what kind of US prices would that equal out too? Also would be more so interested in the one that would fit into the single floppy bay.
     
  8. malcs

    malcs oops! i put a hole in the ***** :(

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    i'd be interested in the 4*20 or the 2*20 if it is backlit :)
     
  9. SanDmaN

    SanDmaN Minimodder

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    you going to do graphical / vfd's aswell???
     
  10. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    that I would be interested in.
     
  11. SFOD-D LoneWolf

    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    Pics please :hip:




    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  12. evil_spork

    evil_spork What's a Dremel?

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    if you have one thats WHITE backlit im interested.. im doing a black and white theme case, so a white backlit LCD in the floppy bays would rule.. lian-li pc61, so i have 3 bays. can you fill all 3 bays with LCD?
     
  13. Shuriken

    Shuriken same christmas AV for a whole year

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    hello all,

    now that i know i have some interest i can begin experimenting.

    shastings: 2 x 20 will fit but need space all around, so you'd have to remove the drive cage.

    pookey head: LCD's are mostly made be Seiko and ampire (used in Matrix Orbital displays), standard backlighting (green bg/black text), but (at slight cost) I'll be able to change colours of some displays. inverting the colours, again at slight cost.

    US questions: I will deliver to US but the cost of delivery may make it not worth it :blah: I'll check prices.

    SanDmaN: No graphical/VFD at the moment, although I will look into it.

    evil_spork: White will be possible, a 2 x 16 will fit but will probably use up all 3 bays.

    I'm working on a little website that will allow you to choose the exact type of display you want and give the cost, will post link when completed.
     
  14. Syphon Filter

    Syphon Filter What's a Dremel?

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    i would be interested in purchasing one that would fit in a 5.25 bay for sure. Let us know how things go and some pics would be sweet too...
     
  15. evil_spork

    evil_spork What's a Dremel?

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    awesome! a white backlit black text lcd where the screen fills all 3 bays would be AWESOME. shipping is worth it.(im in the USA) :rock:
     
  16. Shuriken

    Shuriken same christmas AV for a whole year

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    The parts are ordered for two displays, both 2x20 one green/black, and one blue. should be built in a few days will post pics and start taking orders then.
     
  17. Syphon Filter

    Syphon Filter What's a Dremel?

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    Sweet dude...as soon as i see pics and am impressed (which i am sure I will be) i will place an order.
     
  18. Shadow_101

    Shadow_101 Minimodder

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    I asked around a few friends at a LAN about this post, theres quite a lot of intrest about 3 - 4 are intrested in ordering :thumb:

    great idea of urs, nice lil business you could get going :D
     
  19. evil_spork

    evil_spork What's a Dremel?

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    i still want a white one!

    i added the white 10,000MCD leds to my lian-li and they look amazing. REALLY bright. a white and black backlit lcd would fit in well. fill my floppy bays. :D :thumb:
     
  20. SFOD-D LoneWolf

    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    I'd love a blue backlight in a LCD, I'm in europe.

    GIVE US SOME DETAILS :hehe:





    Cheers,
    Mike
     

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