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Electronics Showing off my LCD

Discussion in 'Modding' started by coorz, 21 Aug 2004.

  1. coorz

    coorz Miffed

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    Howdy guys,

    I'd like to present to you a very special LCD. I haven't seen anyone used them like this before.
    It's a Planar 320.240.36HB Electroluminescent small graphics display, to which connected a SED1335 controller board.
    Screens made in LCDinfo.

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    More pix here.. Checkout the pix in the dark :cooldude:, it's an amazing sight this little gem.

    Whaddya think of it ;)
     
  2. Daniel Andrew Lowe

    Daniel Andrew Lowe What's a Dremel?

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    Looks absolutly awesome.

    Wouldn´t mind one the same custom fitted to the front of my Lian Li V1100B..
    May I ask how much a display such as the one you have now costs in total?
     
  3. relix

    relix Minimodder

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    It looks so non-LCD like! It's like just a printed paper. Very nice.
     
  4. TheAnimus

    TheAnimus Banned

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    very few times i will say this.

    sweet.

    a complement, as all electronics regulars will tell you from me, thats a rare thing.
     
  5. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    ooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...........

    Really unfair too.... that's exactly the color I want but the backlight kinda filters in on mine and the viewing angle inverts it :sigh:

    If you don't mind me asking... how much?
     
  6. 330td

    330td Minimodder

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    where do you have bought this VFD ?
     
  7. FuzzyOne

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    hey coorz how much for one of them :p
     
  8. Alekoy

    Alekoy Ostekake!

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    NICE, (not the town).....

    Isent that actually an OLED-screen? just wondering...
    and, id you by the controller-boart separately, or what? (asking becouse i need a controller-board..
     
  9. 330td

    330td Minimodder

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    I think the controller is in the VFD
    It's a LCD emulator
     
  10. Mark R

    Mark R What's a Dremel?

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    Now, that is a sweet screen.

    Where did it come from?
     
  11. epicstruggle

    epicstruggle What's a Dremel?

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  12. Alekoy

    Alekoy Ostekake!

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    is it the:
    "MPI SED1335 Controller Board without 17-pin and 20-pin connectors
    Stand alone version"
    (Part # MPISED1335A $42 USD)
    just connect to the screen, paralell port, an pray? an it shoud work...

    "plug and pray"
    you see, I'v got two 640X240 (or something like that)
    so I need controllers..
    Pics:
    with a cd-r on top
    in the dark with backlite on

    really wanting it to work, then get the other one to work (it's identical twin)
     
  13. jezmck

    jezmck Minimodder

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    git.

    tell us where you got it and how much it cost...
    then let me have it!
     
  14. TheAnimus

    TheAnimus Banned

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    There is an even bigger one on ebay as i type, only $25 USD!

    But you would need a controller board. However the shiny black with EL does look damn cool.
     
  15. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Wow... i guess it's pretty good then... :D :p


    I like it aswell... :thumb:
     
  16. mingingbollock

    mingingbollock Minimodder

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    Sweet piccys mate, display looks tasty too :thumb: , puts my little powertip to shame lol.
    Got any cool animations yet?
    LcdInfo , cracking program , all hail Henry... :rock:
     
  17. Skylined

    Skylined Minimodder

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    I open every post first and then I see them all.
    I didn't know that the one I was looking at was about a LCD, and I thought "what a nice paint job and nice letters".
    Then of course the "doh! it's a LCD" came.

    Very nice LCD, really nice!
    Congrats! ;)
     
  18. Dash

    Dash What's a Dremel?

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    simply amazing :rock:

    :clap:
     
  19. coorz

    coorz Miffed

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    - The total package cost me well under 100$. It could have been cheaper if we made our own SED boards (pending project :D )
    These displays bought new appear to be well over 400 euro's :eyebrow:

    - I have 3 of these as well as some other Planar's, but none will be sold

    - Only this particular HB (High Brightness) model is worth it, other Planar's aren't that bright. I know; i've also connected a normal Planar 320x240 and it's not that exciting.
    When i have time i'll wire up my Planar 480x240, but i don't think it'll be as nice as the HB

    - It's not an OLED nor VFD but an EL display, checkout Planar's site for tech info.

    - Realise this display does NOT have a backlight! But the brightness and viewing angle surely match or exceeds that of a VFD :eeek:

    @Alekoy;
    that is indeed the controller board i used, i can safely recommend these boards to anyone. MPI can be trusted. I have some 640x200 lcd's too which i need to test with that controller.
    It's quite handy to have a separate SED board to test controllerless LCD's.

    - tips when hunting on e-bay;
    stay away from EL displays that have a 'grey' glass. I have a 640x480 EL form Planar and really it looks like sh*t, can't even take a decent picture of it.
    Last word of warning, e-bay can be a gamble; i have had 2 defective Planar's already :miffed:

    Thanks to Henri from LCDinfo and Zotty from Liquidmp3 for teaming up on this one :thumb: .
     
  20. Alekoy

    Alekoy Ostekake!

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    OK, and wiring information is included in the package? lpt input and SED output? if so, I'm a happy man.. :thumb:
     

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