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Electronics Question about buying LCD's

Discussion in 'Modding' started by bogdan_lupuro, 20 Jun 2006.

  1. bogdan_lupuro

    bogdan_lupuro What's a Dremel?

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    Hi everyone

    I would like to get myself a lcd to connect it to the PC to dsplay various things.

    But i don't really know what to get.

    What things should i consider when buying one? How about if i get a display from a cell phone will that work ?

    Thanks

    Bogdan
     
  2. bender386

    bender386 What's a Dremel?

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    it depends on the controller. if you want a text based lcd then the HD44780 controller is the one you want. if graphical is what you are looking for then there are some common ones off the liquidmp3 site
    * T6963C
    * SED1330
    * SED1335
    * KS0108B
    * Noritake 800(A)
    * Noritake 311
    * LC7981
    * HD61830
     
  3. bogdan_lupuro

    bogdan_lupuro What's a Dremel?

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    I've found an HD44780 wich looked cool Is it ok ?

    Bogdan
     
  4. bender386

    bender386 What's a Dremel?

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    got a link???
    just about every HD44780 lcd is the same so it should be fine.
     
  5. bogdan_lupuro

    bogdan_lupuro What's a Dremel?

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  6. bender386

    bender386 What's a Dremel?

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    i love mine. at the moment its not pluged in becuase im making a case for it.
    it normaly shows things like fan speeds, temps, cpu usage ram usage, harddrive space, time and ip. it changes to music mode when winamp is open.
    i use lcd smartie which seems to work very good.

    those ebay deals look ok. looks like you get everything you need to get it up and working which is good.
     
  7. bogdan_lupuro

    bogdan_lupuro What's a Dremel?

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    Cool thanks for all your help....i'll order

    Thanks

    Bogdan
     
  8. bogdan_lupuro

    bogdan_lupuro What's a Dremel?

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    BTW do you think i can fit the second the 20x4 in a single cd-rom bay and maybe a litlle more approx 1 inch ?

    Bogdan
     
  9. bender386

    bender386 What's a Dremel?

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    the lcd is 98.0 x 60.0
    and a cd-rom bay is 146mm x 44mm

    so it will take up 2 slots.
     
  10. bogdan_lupuro

    bogdan_lupuro What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks again....but i have another question

    Where can i buy from other place than ebay something like that with all the things needed to get it started....because i'm having only problems when buying from ebay.

    So i need somewhere where i can buy without Paypal....direct from website.

    Thank you

    Bogdan
     
  11. coorz

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    What country are you from then? There are loads of websites that sell character displays, but more likely more expensive than ebay.
    edit: this Dutch site ships to Europe, though i do not know the shipping costs. And their prices are reasonable.
     
  12. bogdan_lupuro

    bogdan_lupuro What's a Dremel?

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    I am from Romania. I know that they are more expensive but don't have what to do else.

    Bogdan

    Btw i've seen matrix orbital has some great things. But i don't know what to buy from there
     
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  13. Kickn

    Kickn What's a Dremel?

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    I've been selling some nice ones on ebay - 20 x 4 - blue on black - if any is interested PM me - they are going for about £8.
     

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