|-- L.I.S. Platinum LCD Kit
-- Price: ~$84.99
-- By: GideonX
-- Page: 1
Almost a year ago, we put out a guide on how to
create your very own
screen to output some basic system information. That
project did not cost much, but it required some knowledge of
soldering and piecing together different wires.
With the rise of interest in these LCDs, companies
went to the drawing board and have put out numerous pre-configured
devices. One of them being the L.I.S. LCD kit from
L.I.S stands for Lost in Space, a company based out of Korea.
Jab-Tech was kind
of enough to send us a test unit to play with, we'll see what it can
Here are some features of the unit:
Various information of PC hardware and System can be
displayed on this LCD.
Serial communication provides safe, stable, and fast
USB Power allows easy connection.
Fast full 8bit mode in order to use graphic
equalizing function of winamp and splendid information.
The LIS Main Software is compatible across many PC
platforms (WinXP, 2k, 98, ME)
The LCD is built into a silver bay
insert with four brass screws securing it. Two buttons are
positioned to the right for Power and Light. The finish on the
unit is one of the best I have seen. Top notch design.
The box comes with the unit itself, a
serial/USB combo cable, business card CD and a manual. The
cable that's included helps power the unit by using the 5V splice
from the USB plug. It probably won't be easy organizing the
wire, but it is an innovative way to get the 5V. The 9-pin
serial connector plugs into any of your COM ports. The
software on the CD will let you set numerous options to start you
The back of the unit contains a few
adjustable settings for the user. The blue resistor allows you
tweak the contrast of the on the LCD. To the left of the blue
block is a jumper block, with the last 2 pins jumpered. This
is used to set the color on the LCD, for our unit it is set to the
last position because it is supposed to display blue.
Different voltages are needed for the Red/Blue/Green colors so
setting this to anything that your model can not support will most
likely cause the unit to malfunction.
Above and below the jumper block is the 2
pins for the Power and Light buttons.