the "My STK1000 is better than Squidgit's" thread

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Hi all,

Just browsing over the Wiki now, I noticed something. Compared to the STK1000 in the "Quick Start" picture, my screen is terrible! I'd never really thought about it before, but the colour depth of my LCD looks to be all of 8 bits. If that. When you fbset -depth something the pixel packing obviously changes but the actual colour depth itself doesn't change noticeably, it's about as low as it can go. Attached is a snap of my screen and sure, the pic isn't great, but if anything it has smoothed the jagged colour boundaries through it's fuzz and jpeg-ocity.

This is apparent on any picture fbv'd to the screen as well as any swf I've got Flirt to play. These are the only 2 graphical things I've had running.

I've inspected the thing mechanically for anything dodgy around the LCD connector but can't see anything. Surely this isn't correct, the LCD shipped with the STK1000 is better than that, 24 bits of colour is deeper than that. Surely this is not normal?

And yes I've still got the protector on and no, removing it doesn't change anything ;)

Anyone? You're STK1000 nicer than mine?
-S.

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Oh yeah... mine is a lot better, even using the SD image that came pre-recorded with the board. Did you try that default linux image?

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Yup, it's been like that since day one. The SD card that came in the box did it and everything since.

Suuucks.

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That looks like what happens when the LCDC/MACB1 jumper switch is set to to MACB1. If it's set on LCDC, then make sure the legs of the pin header are soldered on properly, mine actually arrived with one header snapped off during shipping and required some light soldering.

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Bam, fixed, thx :) Jumper was in the right place, solder wasn't. Reflowing the sodder on that jumper fixed the issue. The solder on all the headers of that style was between scarce and non-existant, went through and redid them all, iinteresting..

-S.

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The SMD headers are a bit of a pain in the (something) ;)

Try having the ATSTK1000 in your laptop bag, traveling all around the world... I would recommend bringing a soldering iron as well.

Hans-Christian

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XD;; Can imagine

Though sticking an STK1000 in a laptop bag and flying around the world sounds like a pretty darn good job to me! Lucky bloody Atmel employees ;)

-S.