Upgraded TAZ 4/5/6 Color LCD screen

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paulmorley
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Upgraded TAZ 4/5/6 Color LCD screen

Post by paulmorley » Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:43 pm

Forgive me in advance if this topic has been covered but I didn't find anything in the Comprehensive list of Mods thread so i figure it hasn't been asked.

I would love to replace my stock LCD with a nicer (color) lcd. I've wanted something like this for some time and it occurred to me once again last night as I was looking on Ebay for a voltage regulator and came across this cool looking item with an awesome color screen. It seemed to be overkill for the sake of overkill... which is exactly what I would like for my TAZ. :D
Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 6.27.44 PM.png
I won't lie, the primary reason would be because it would be cool looking but I would also like to extend the cable on it and mount it on the outside of my enclosure and possibly even mount it on a ball joint so I could tilt and position it for easier reading from any position. Bigger text, customizable colors etc.

Has anyone seen a project like this. Also, i'm quite familiar with other solutions like MatterControl Touch and Octoprint including the different plugins for touchui etc but neither is quite what i'm after. Also, I print directly from Simplify3D and not from the SD card. I would really just like all of the content seen on the LCD today but on a color screen. I realize that like has much to do with the firmware, and maybe that's why this doesn't exist yet?? Thought it might be an interesting discussion at least.

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Re: Upgraded TAZ 4/5/6 Color LCD screen

Post by piercet » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:54 pm

This one should theoretically work, though the pins it uses might be a bit scattered on the Rambo. www.makerbase.com.cn/en/product/detail.php/id-18.html

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Re: Upgraded TAZ 4/5/6 Color LCD screen

Post by PdxSteve » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:23 am

You're going to have a lot of code to change...

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