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Outstanding Product! Example for wiring.

^Gecko^

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Thank you very much Crystalfontz for being here!!! I had no idea how cool these things really were until i got mine in the mail today. I originally heard of using LCD's with linux by LCDproc, but at the moment I am using it with your software on my laptop running windows XP.

Instead of using power from my power supply's connectors, I used the +5 vdc and gnd from my usb port, as there are no power connectors inside my laptop. I am using 2 pairs from the cable. Orange is my +5 vdc from the usb port, Orange/white is USB GND, Green is Tx on the serial port, and Green/white is GND on the serial port. I combined the grounds at the solder point on the lcd circuit card, and am using the +5vdc for both backlight and the LCD.

20 feet works fine, I wonder how much further I could make it...

Torrance
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CF Mark

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Youll be able to go much further than 20feet, but youll have to drop the baud rate is you start getting corruption.
 

^Gecko^

New member
Thats one wild pc you've got there! I am not a crazy overclocker, only because I do not have the money to spend on such things as DIY cases, water/peltier cooling, cpu burnouts, etc.

I am more interested in using older seemingly obsolete computer as useful things, like servers or beowulf systems or SETI boxes or something. I used to have a 486-66 with 32MB ram and 4 gigs of hard drive that I used as my apache, sendmail, eggdrop, Iptables(router/firewall), and BIND 9 server

So far, I have been using my 20x4 CFA634YMCKS without problem on my laptop, a Sony Vaio PCG-NV190 running WindowsXP and your CrystalControl software. I plan on hooking it up to my linux server tomorrow(or today if you want since its 3am.) Thats an AMD-K62 350 running slackware 8.1. WHEN I get cable or dsl, I will immediatly put the server online so I can once again host my website.

Have you ever considered implementing a TCP/IP connection into your LCD's to connect them to a network to display information from a client on someones computer?

Torrance
 

CF Mark

Administrator
Thanks.

$$s were not a problem for me cos it didnt take many.
The waterblocks i made myself out of scrap copper, the radiator came from a junked car. The pump was only $30AU. Tubing was the only other thing i had to pay for.

The case i made myself from MDF wood which was left from building some speakers. Most expensive thing building the case was a few cas of spray paint.

As for TCP/IP, thats somthing that cant really be done in the current version of CC. Itll be easy to add to V2 though.
 
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