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  1. mark tomlinson

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    Thanks, got'em.
     
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    So I was watching this video on Youtube. I didn't get that adapter/strip when I ordered the cables. Where do I find that puppy? Do I have a different controller (RepRap)? Check out the attached image to see what I'm referring to.



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    You have to match the adapter to the display. The original has the two cables facing one way while the aftermarket version has them facing the opposite way. Both adapters will work. EBay & Amazon have those adapters.
     
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    Sorry, no savvy. My display didn't come with ribbons. So I came here asking what to buy. I ordered the ribbons suggested but there's no smart adapter that the ribbons plug into. I assume I need that adapter? Where do I buy it for a Robo R1 plus? I asked RepRap before coming here but never received an answer. That's why I'm here.
     

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    Yikes, such a special part :)
    The best (and maybe only) answer would be to buy another kit. AliExpress has them really cheap (and all you need is the adapter board)
    Or reach out to the store you bought it from and see if you can get parts.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001431149091.html

    I will look tomorrow and see if I have a spare one laying around (too late to go to the shop tonight).
     
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    I did poke around to see if any of the places had parts for it, but I couldn't find anything in a quick search.
     
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    Thanks for the link BrooklynBay and thanks Mark for looking in your stash.
     
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    Did you get that card? If so, did it work?
     
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    Dunno, it hasn't arrived yet. Sure hope it works. Seems like I'm collecting parts lately. <g>
     
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    Thanks for the link. Got this part this morning. Hopefully, I'm smart enough to get this conversion up and running.
     
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    Okay, the board is hooked up. I'm still running MatterControl 1.5. I've never needed anything else. So how do I edit the file as mention in the video I posted at the beginning of this thread? Looks to me like this is the only hard part. Suggestions?

    I should mention that I have the R1+, not the R1 that was depicted in the video link I posted. Are there configuration differences?
     
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    Link to the post (with the video) you are talking about. I can sort out what needs to be edited...
     
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    It's above about 10 threads. Keep in mind that I've never done this before!



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    Ah, the good old CONFIGURATION.H

    Are you on stock firmware or a custom one?

    The LCD (the full graphics ones) has an entry in that file that needs to be uncommented out and another that has to be commented out. Then there is a library you need to add
     
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    And where is it located? I am running a 100% out-of-the-box stock R1+, including software. I've never needed to update the firmware or edit the configuration.h file. Don't even know where it's located directory-wise. I didn't see in MaterControl directory or sub-directories.
     
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    Okay,

    I found this video. I'll give it a shot before wasting your time Mark.



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    WTF, I get this when trying to get to the firmware site.
     

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