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Display color option?


#1

Brian, wondering if there is an option to have another colored display installed on the modular rather than the current yellow / orange default?

Perhaps there is another white or blue display model with the same specs? Apologies if this has been asked previously.


#2

There is no such option. However, if you want to modify you own ER-301 I will provide any necessary information.


#3

Thanks Brian. Currently don’t have an ER301 yet, however do plan on purchasing soon when you reopen orders.

What model / manufacturer are the displays? And which communication bus does it use?
How difficult would it be to modify?


#4

The OLED is white. The color is a result of the (custom milled) amber acrylic lens placed on top.

Main Display Lens:
main-lens

Sub Display Lens:
sub-lens

Raw Material: 3mm acrylic sheet


#5

My respect for you has grown Brian. To intentionally give us this color display using a purpose built layer is a dedication to a design that is just impressive.

Kudos to you good sir!


#6

Can I be the first colour-blind user to say, “ORANGE?!?”.

I thought it was Green!


#7

I thought it was yellow…

after rereading the above posts, I guess it is officially sort of yellow.


#8

Ah i see, so it would be a replacement acrylic lens to change the color. Thanks Bryan.

What adhesive process did you use for the acrylic? Also, what would you recommend for removal?


#9

I believe no adhesive is used. If you lightly slide your finger across the screen it moves slightly.


#10

My work machines acrylic all the time. I’m gonna mill out some translucent red lens (to mach the 101&102 and Pamela’s). I’ll post photos in case anyone’s interested.


#11

Always interested to see DIY - please do post some photos, especially of all the 4 modules together - I appreciate the aesthetics!


#12

M-Evans, yes would be great to see some photos :slight_smile:


#13

If anyone is milling a clear or slightly smoky acrylic I’d love one to match my ornament and crime!


#14

That’s right. No adhesive is used.


#15

If you like, a bit of superglue does the trick, I did this when I replaced the Harvestman module windows. Just the tiniest amount, here and there along the shelf, or it ends up all over the place!


#16

What problem is the adhesive suppose to solve here? :thinking:


#17

For the Harvestman modules stop the window from falling in, there’s a bit of a gap between the back of the acrylic and the led display.

For the ER-301… shrugs, stop the panel moving a little tiny bit if you slide your finger over it? I agree, probably totally unnecessary.

It was just an answer to the question of what to use should you decide to do this generally, not a suggestion that anything was wrong.


#18

Be careful with superglue (CA based glues), most of them will cloud transparent plastics. Don’t know if it applies to acrylic.

If someone really wants to use a super glue to fix transparent plastics, i know the BSI Super Gold + works well. Use very sparingly. Source : one of my other hobbies is building scale rc trucks.

Thanks for posting the measures for the amber lens! I love the color but i’d love to see pictures of other screen colors is anyone modded their module.


#19

I thought I had destroyed a pane by doing just that with a cheap cyanoacrylate superglue, argh moment, bit annoyed with myself, etc… but it just wipes off acrylic with a little bit of isopropanol - I was surprised, I thought it would melt it!


#20

Any update on your lens diy?