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Upgrade your Robo R2 to a capacitive 5 inch touch screen (Completed)

Discussion in 'Projects' started by CdRsKuLL, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. EvanC2

    EvanC2 New Member

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    I have no doubt there is worse :) I am pretty sure I know what we will be going with as an alternative. I have about until mid December to decide.
     
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    If you have questions about a brand feel free to post-em, between everybody a lot of them have been used :)
     
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    I've always been pretty happy with the warranty support I get from Robo (yes even before being a volunteer on the forum). The community(here on the forum) is what drove me to buying my first R1 series. As far as other OEMs go ... yea... lol. Not so great on many of them. Some around the same. Whats really funny is price isn't the driving factor in support. I have 3k machines with great support, 3k machines with poor support 400.00 machines with none and the R1+ is now 400 and has decent. Its crazy :D
     
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  4. EvanC2

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    Here is some more info on this topic for those who are having issues with the touchscreen or want to upgrade the junk ROBO sells as the don't honor their warranty and we're left to fend for ourselves.

    https://media.readthedocs.org/pdf/kivy/master/kivy.pdf
     
  5. adikted2astro

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    So, what happened to the photos? I'm very interested in doing this for my R2, but I would like to see some pics if you have them :)
     
  6. CdRsKuLL

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    They are on the bottom of page 1 I think.. if not I can look through my google photos for you. I actually found another screen which I purchased that has the hdmi / usb ports in a slightly different place. I think this would be more suitable. Will try and find where I put it
     
  7. adikted2astro

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    That's where I looked for them, but they aren't there for some reason. There are places for the pictures, but they seem to be missing.

    I would most DEFINITELY like to see the model you bought because the only screens I can find have side-mounted HDMI/USB ports. I can easily see myself screwing that up. So, if you found a better model........ :)
     
  8. adikted2astro

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    I am going to do this capacitive screen upgrade because my resistive screen (2nd one actually), never works. It's honestly only there for show. But I want the option. And I most definitely NEVER use the USB port on the front; I haven't since the first test print when I bought it. I understand why they have it there, but it's unnecessary imo.

    Anyways, besides the screen, new HDMI cable, and spacers, is there any other hardware I should get? I'm confident of my mechanical ability to do this, but the software manipulation is going to take some time for me. However, it doesn't seem too difficult.

    EDIT: Both of the resistive touch screens I have are Waveshare screens. But neither one has ever worked properly. I assume from the posts that the reason is systematic (the way it is mounted and used on the R2) and not poor quality?
     
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  10. adikted2astro

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    Well I saw that one but decided to buy direct from Waveshare. The shipping estimate for the Amazon one is between Feb. 5 and Feb. 27, so if it's going to take that long, I might as well go straight to the source.

    It was $52 on their website, $5 shipping.
     
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    Yep, I have purchased direct from Waveshare also. In my personal experience, they are reputable.
     

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