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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by MrErickson » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:27 pm

xxrob511 wrote:
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How easily accessible are these switches once everything is put together ? Would it be something I could easily change without taking apart?
I can can get to the switches via the battery compartment on the CS-Lite I just completed, you can enlarge the hole if you like but it isnt a requirement. You will need something small to manipulate the switches with. I can grab a picture tonight if you'd like a visual.
If that is possible that would be awesome! Well I am glad to hear you have access to them when put together
Sorry this took a few days, I got caught up in the hustle and bustle of kids starting school. The upper left, you can reach the switches with a little screw driver. You can widen the holes if you need/want to but I've only ever manipulated the switches once during some initial setup and testing.
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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by andershp » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:47 am

Orelio54 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:39 pm
Hi,

Is the 640x480 LCD compatible with the sword lite ?

Thanks
kite wrote:
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Hello, quick question, is the new 640 LCD compatible with the last set of circuit swords? I still haven't made mine but if the new screen is that good, might be worth getting.
It is compatible with all Circuit Sword versions (except the Circuit Sword Lite), when the LCDs ship there will be a required update that will need to be done on the Circuit Sword software in order to get it to work. This will be documented closer to the time with steps to easily complete.
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BTW, I'm also very interested in hearing any cons of getting the 640x480 display. My build isn't finished yet, and the 320x240 screen was widely recommended for the previous round. Considering implementing the upgrade, but would like a little info regarding how they compare.
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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by 0xF0F0F0 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:43 am

Hey Kite, is it possible to get the 640x480 display before November if I order just that (and the alternative backboard)? Or will you ship everything in November regardless of what the orders contained?

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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by andershp » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:45 am

0xF0F0F0 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:43 am
Hey Kite, is it possible to get the 640x480 display before November if I order just that (and the alternative backboard)? Or will you ship everything in November regardless of what the orders contained?
kite wrote:
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Hey,
are the shipping times for the new 640x480 LCD the same as the Circuit Sword itself or is there any way to order them faster, on their own? :)
Nope, same shipping times. The fastest shipping option available is Express Shipping, which you can sign up for via Patreon.
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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by Orelio54 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:33 am

Circuit sword lite pre-ordered :)

Ok for the lcd screen, sorry for the double question :oops:

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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by kite » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:27 pm

TeeReQs wrote:
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is the 640x480 screen hands down better than the 320x240 screen in every way, or are there some things the 320 screen does better like color, brightness, response time...?
Curious about this as well
The 640x480 LCD has 4x as many pixels compared to the included 320x240 LCD, which does make text and edges quite a lot clearer. It is also a slightly newer LCD technology and you can't see the vertical and horizontal black lines separating the pixels. The colour appears slightly more accurate and pleasant to look at (blacks appear blacker), brightness is the same as the included 320x240 LCD once the 'BL BOOST' solder jumper is bridged, and I can't personally tell about the response time as it doesn't appear any different or abnormal. There is no diagonal tearing either and it is fed by the same 60FPS DPI signal that the standard LCD uses.

It's an optional extra for those that want something a bit higher in quality, both are fine choices. I hope that has helped :)

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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by andershp » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:05 am

kite wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:27 pm
It's an optional extra for those that want something a bit higher in quality, both are fine choices. I hope that has helped :)
Seems like a no-brainer. Can you provide a type number for Aliexpress or something, or is that a corporate secret? :D
I think I remember you previously linked to the 320x240 screen elsewhere?
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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by rumblepen » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:40 am

kite wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:27 pm
once the 'BL BOOST' solder jumper is bridged
how complicated is this to do? I've never soldered anything in my life.

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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by kite » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:45 am

andershp wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:05 am
kite wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:27 pm
It's an optional extra for those that want something a bit higher in quality, both are fine choices. I hope that has helped :)
Seems like a no-brainer. Can you provide a type number for Aliexpress or something, or is that a corporate secret? :D
I think I remember you previously linked to the 320x240 screen elsewhere?
It's a custom made to order LCD, it's not possible to buy it from anywhere else
rumblepen wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:40 am
kite wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:27 pm
once the 'BL BOOST' solder jumper is bridged
how complicated is this to do? I've never soldered anything in my life.
Very easy, expand step 1 here: https://github.com/kiteretro/Circuit-Sw ... 40x480-lcd

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Re: [PRE-ORDER] Circuit Sword, Circuit Sword Lite + Circuit Gem - OPEN

Post by xxrob511 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:22 pm

MrErickson wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:27 pm
xxrob511 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:08 am
MrErickson wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:46 am


I can can get to the switches via the battery compartment on the CS-Lite I just completed, you can enlarge the hole if you like but it isnt a requirement. You will need something small to manipulate the switches with. I can grab a picture tonight if you'd like a visual.
If that is possible that would be awesome! Well I am glad to hear you have access to them when put together
Sorry this took a few days, I got caught up in the hustle and bustle of kids starting school. The upper left, you can reach the switches with a little screw driver. You can widen the holes if you need/want to but I've only ever manipulated the switches once during some initial setup and testing.

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