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[lcdproc] Non-matrix Orbital display

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  • From: daniel.heiniger AT (daniel.heiniger AT
  • Subject: [lcdproc] Non-matrix Orbital display
  • Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 20:36:48 +0100

Interesting, Mark. That's the first time I see someone trying _not_ to sell
his products :-)

But thank you for the very honest statement. I'm sure it helps other
prospective customers build up enough trust in you to come for further
advice and check out your other products, although it might not be myself,
considering that I don't live around the corner (in Switzerland) :-)

-- Daniel
daniel.heiniger AT

>> They also carry an lcd kit, for about $30 Cdn. For comparison, The
>> Orbital 2x20 display is $100 Cdn. I thought to myself that I was
>> interested. It isn't backlit, and uses a different protocal, but what
>> heck, eh?
>Lets see. $100 - $30 = $70
>If your time is only worth $10/hr (I expect that it's worth
>considerably more), then after only 7 hours of screwing around,
>you'll be even (dollar-wise) and have something that's not nearly as
>The Econo LCD kit you are referring to was something we threw
>together for students to debug code on embedded controllers -
>cheap, down-and-dirty.
>Matrix put together Drive Bay Kits becuse they save people time
>(and therefore money) and look nice in your $$$ computer. I admire
>your DIY spirit, but sometimes it's just not worth it.
>Just my $0.02.

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