Building a USB-C touchscreen monitor (new for 2021)

15 Feb 2021
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In this video we'll be building a USB-C monitor! Also the first 1000 people to use this link will get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership:

Mini speaker units (great for all sorts of projects):

Selection of interesting LCD panel sets:

Touchscreen + USB-C:
Mini ultrawide:
4k (HDMI + Type C):
144Hz + freesync:

Battery protection board:

How to make a DIY monitor (simple version):

  • Your videos are absolutely mesmerizing. Congrats! Keep it up

    Alfonso JuncosaAlfonso JuncosaVor 36 Minuten
  • He looks like he was rejected from Game of Thrones Auditions.

    Aman BasantiAman BasantiVor 47 Minuten
  • First step buy a touchscreen monitor. Ebay sellers: let's step-up the price.

    Gran PatriarcaGran PatriarcaVor Stunde
  • awesome!

    Sharukh AnklesariaSharukh AnklesariaVor 2 Stunden
  • Excellent! 7 ******* out of 5 Stars!

    Michael McCordMichael McCordVor 2 Stunden
  • only thing missing is pieces of felt on the backside of the don't want to scratch the brass framecorners of the screen every time you plug in the pin connectors

    Robert RijkersRobert RijkersVor 3 Stunden
  • He's so sexy with that facial hair. He's got to stop

    Alexander ChavarriaAlexander ChavarriaVor 3 Stunden
  • My phone doesnt have dex so can i still use this?

    Emik ZoticEmik ZoticVor 3 Stunden
  • So tacky... What a waste of resources

    RiazRiazVor 3 Stunden
  • Love to see your take on a DIY Cintiq.

    Acrylix PaintAcrylix PaintVor 3 Stunden
  • it's pronounced brarse

    Ron Hitler-BarassiRon Hitler-BarassiVor 4 Stunden
  • Next project: Fit your PS5 into your invisible table PC.

    Hexa KnightHexa KnightVor 4 Stunden
  • This channel needs to be more popular! Keep up the great work!

    Nils LNils LVor 7 Stunden
  • Brilliant!

    Joaquim GonsalvesJoaquim GonsalvesVor 7 Stunden
  • Hi i like It

    Delight KakoaDelight KakoaVor 8 Stunden
  • Nice video! I think it would've been nice to secure the bottom edge of the panel with screws instead of soldering so you could replace or service the panel without de-soldering the brass

    chickbitchickbitVor 8 Stunden
  • You could do a rivet and brass build for a steampunk feel. That would also mean you wouldn't need to solder anything else.

    Adam JonesAdam JonesVor 8 Stunden
  • u´re amazing Matt, thanks for this videos!

    JamirobrunoJamirobrunoVor 9 Stunden
  • You are a creative genius. Beautiful work, many thanks for sharing.

    Pat CruzPat CruzVor 9 Stunden
  • Wow!!!!!!!! Those speakers sound better than what is on my computer now!!! C'mon could we tell how great they sound when we're listening through our own speakers? About as useful as TV commercials for TVs.

    e4 d5e4 d5Vor 9 Stunden
  • Man your video quality is so cool

    Just KlevJust KlevVor 10 Stunden
  • Hi, Matt. Please make DIY Android Car Head Unit.

  • Great video very nice build Can you sayme what color its your wall

    Ariel RosverAriel RosverVor 11 Stunden
  • Excellent

    M RazaM RazaVor 11 Stunden
  • Genius!

    Timo Niels LindnerTimo Niels LindnerVor 12 Stunden
  • Brass boiiiiii .

    ok let's go manok let's go manVor 13 Stunden
  • With the price of the LCD panel/Controller and the Brass you could of bought a touch USB-C/HDMI Monitor.

    Leland ClaytonLeland ClaytonVor 14 Stunden
    • A similar external monitor costs around $350. Even if you had to buy the screen, which is not the assumption here, you'd pay $30-50 for a 15" touch panel. The control board is around $30, and another $50 or so for the brass channels and plate. You won't total $350 unless you *_gold plate_* it :D And you cant' buy a *brass* touch USB-C/HDMI monitor anyway. This isn't about making the cheapest monitor, it's about having the _coolest_ monitor and making it yourself.

      il biggoil biggoVor 13 Stunden
  • OMG amazing.

    Shahriar MorshadShahriar MorshadVor 15 Stunden
  • Matt, at first I already love these stuff. And then I found your youtube channel and watched almost every video in the channel. You inspired me and now I'm deciding to make this with wood and aluminium for a medium thickness and intermediate level. I'm only 14 though, so I can't cut things by myself. I'll have to take it outside to let them cut the wood and the aluminium. But can you answer my question please? Can I know what thickness the brass board and U channels are? And what size of the U channel did you use? Does it need to be 2 or 3mm thick? And can you add some purchasing links for the pin connectors? I also want to know what screws you used for this project because I'm not familiar with screws. Thanks for your time, and I hope to watch more cool videos like this. :))

    Ethan TinEthan TinVor 16 Stunden
  • I swear in a month this guy gonna be like "diy tesla with full self driving"

    Sachin BahadoorsinghSachin BahadoorsinghVor 16 Stunden
  • Matt, any reason why aluminium wouldn't work?

    Adz SAdz SVor 16 Stunden
  • I didn't see you attached any touchscreen digitizer, so how could it became touchscreen?

    MANDJIMANDJIVor 16 Stunden
    • Most touchscreens meant for laptops have it integrated into the panel.

      Robert CarterRobert CarterVor 6 Stunden
  • Great, another cool project I would never build.

    Цзин КэЦзин КэVor 19 Stunden
  • Can't find LP156WF6 SP M2 Control board :(

    Benedict ContaweBenedict ContaweVor 19 Stunden
  • Looks amazing but it’ll tarnish naturally over time requiring polishing regularly 😒

    WizardSportCardsWizardSportCardsVor 19 Stunden
  • His English is atrocious.

    Mi Dixie WreckedMi Dixie WreckedVor 20 Stunden
  • lol why brass? It's not so cheap and easy to find, and it's heavy. Why not plexiglass, pmma, acrylic sheet that every pc modder using easily. It's hard, tough easy cut, bend, glued, drill etc.And can be paint sprayed to look like everything. Even aluminium is better material for diy monitor, than brass...

    theCHOSEN81theCHOSEN81Vor 21 Stunde
  • Can you make a wireless charging phone hit the like if you guys agree with me thanks :)

    M_ HOODM_ HOODVor 21 Stunde
  • This guy’s voice is orgasmic

    NoGoodHobbiesNoGoodHobbiesVor Tag
  • I think it's fair to say you could go on to be someone like Sir Clive Sinclair.

    aires69ukaires69ukVor Tag
  • Great video as always delivered.

    Major TomMajor TomVor Tag
  • Can you link where you bought your lamp or was it custom built by yourself?

    Roger Callo IVRoger Callo IVVor Tag
  • if you want to avoid displacing brass you have already soldered together you should try putting wet napkins on the joints you don't want to melt, it works surprisingly well.

    nieooj gotoynieooj gotoyVor Tag
  • are there methods for creating monitors/ just a regular screen out of smaller screens? Like if you took apart a camera screen or a screen from game systems like a Nintendo ds? I don't think they make control boards for these types of screens so if there ARE ways to do this I'd really like to know. Thanks!

    Robert NextguyRobert NextguyVor Tag
  • next up, gold

    ike oike oVor Tag
  • Congratulations your video is now on hackaday website.🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

    Josue EscuderoJosue EscuderoVor Tag
    • 😘

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoyVor Tag
  • how you made the touchscreen? that i didnt get

    Peter CholakovPeter CholakovVor Tag
  • Beautiful build! The brass should be clearcoated after polishing so that it doesn't turn green/black over time. Unless that's the look you're after. I don't judge.

    LateralThinkererLateralThinkererVor Tag
  • I love how you use different materials in your projects

    Jamie DevineJamie DevineVor Tag
  • How do you fasten the last U-channel? I would be hesitant to solder it with the lcd panel installed. Glue? Screws?

    Þórir Már JónssonÞórir Már JónssonVor Tag
  • I decided to make a tech DEhave channel because of you, you are the best channel I hope I am half as good as you are!

    Let's take it apartLet's take it apartVor Tag
  • What if He will replace his invisible Monitor with this. And with his invisible PC? That could be more awesome as his Desktop will be invisible and it's Monitor's touchscreen and with Type C USB. That will be the most innovative Technology and Design I watched.

    Lyrical VibesLyrical VibesVor Tag
  • How did you make it a touch screen

    Shawn _luxtonShawn _luxtonVor Tag
  • *problem* : * exists * *this guy* : " hold my brass "

    AlanAlanVor Tag
  • Can you do a room tour and show us all of your projects you had done in the past few years?

    Domenico EngmannDomenico EngmannVor Tag
  • If only I had the materials 😥😥

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  • i love it... i think i just found my next project .

    nero synero syVor Tag
  • I'm asking that question again, was the screen already a touchscreen one, or is the LP156FW4 making it touchscreen?

    Peresson PaulPeresson PaulVor Tag
    • He ripped off the Laptop's monitor but he decided to buy a 4k res. Monitor with touchscreen in Ebay. It costed him $179 and that monitor is sale for that price.

      Lyrical VibesLyrical VibesVor Tag
    • Already a touchscreen. If you want to upgrade a monitor to a touchscreen you have to add another layer, the touch foil..

      SeamusHarper1234SeamusHarper1234Vor Tag
    • The video shows that he took it off the laptop 🤔

      Peresson PaulPeresson PaulVor Tag
    • He buy A Touchscreen monitor in Ebay.

      Lyrical VibesLyrical VibesVor Tag
  • A fancy touch screen with greasy fingerprints and Covid19 virus is just what I need ;-)

    Max EdelstahlMax EdelstahlVor Tag
    • You let strangers sneeze on your monitors? o_O

      il biggoil biggoVor 13 Stunden
  • where can i get get this monitor? I would like to order one for me and do the same.

    Latest & Old EntertainmentLatest & Old EntertainmentVor Tag
    • On ebay. The link is on the description. And it costs you a hundred and more bucks

      Lyrical VibesLyrical VibesVor Tag
  • 😘

    Gold FormationGold FormationVor Tag
  • this is awesome to watch

    Latest & Old EntertainmentLatest & Old EntertainmentVor Tag
  • MATE, you can buy a usb c monitor for 100 bucks minus the painstaking fun of making one

    Jo MarkopoulosJo MarkopoulosVor Tag
  • Build a Talking Teddy Bear with AI interface

    Narthanan SriharanNarthanan SriharanVor Tag
  • Lol can I buy that, I love it 😳

    Daniel LozadaDaniel LozadaVor Tag
  • This was so remarkable I tried to like this video 2 separate times on impulse.

    RJ MorenoRJ MorenoVor Tag
  • That's some impressive ish I must say.

    Kabelo NkosiKabelo NkosiVor Tag
  • Matt I'm still waiting on my Vewlix easy to follow arcade cabinet build mate. Make it happen! xD

    SeNniNSeNniNVor Tag
  • bro I watched half a second of this video saw the quality of it and instantly liked it , fastest Like on youtube Ive ever given

    Erick HendrixErick HendrixVor Tag
  • And now depending on how workable I personally find it, I might be switching to brass for some clips and hinges I'll have to hand make.

    Citrus LumpCitrus LumpVor 2 Tage
  • Wait, how did it become a touch screen without a separate digitiser panel on front???? No way! 🤔

    Mike KattanMike KattanVor 2 Tage
    • The lcd probably has a built in digitizer

      Deli SandwichDeli SandwichVor Tag
  • how are you going to deal with patina? would a clear lacquer be practical as long as the bare brass was 101% cleaned of all finger print oils?

    TurkTurkVor 2 Tage
  • I have a 1st gen iMac 24" whose gpu died years ago - been waiting for a practical method to use the screen (possibly the remote control, speakers and i/o) as a monitor as the panel was extremely good - anyone know if there's a modern, affordable build for such?

    TurkTurkVor 2 Tage
    • Sadly mac displays usually have proprietary adapters. Shocking. I know.

      Sean PerrySean PerryVor Tag
  • Thank you for calling my last name beautiful

    Hunter BrassHunter BrassVor 2 Tage
  • thats amazing

    Yunus Emre SARAÇYunus Emre SARAÇVor 2 Tage
  • Incredible execution! Well done my man. Very well done ;)

    Adam ScottAdam ScottVor 2 Tage
  • How much did it cost to make?

    LestaBanLestaBanVor 2 Tage
  • This is absolutely amazing! It is a very pleasure to discover contents like this on youtube! Love it!

    Alessandro FarinaAlessandro FarinaVor 2 Tage
  • I would have liked more detail on just how/where you soldered the bottom piece of brass in.

    richardwernstrichardwernstVor 2 Tage
    • Nice video, the brass looks alot better then the older model indeed. And i see u managed to get a ps5 as well, which can be a project of it’s own. 😆

      eioshen boboieioshen boboiVor 2 Tage
  • i would love that you make video of gaming mouse like how to change

    jacob plantejacob planteVor 2 Tage
    • Absolutely fabulous. I've been considering selling my old 4k laptop, but don't know if the cracked screen will work for this

      eioshen boboieioshen boboiVor 2 Tage
  • if you took apart an old samsung phone that supported dex, you could add it add the back along with a 20,000MAH powerbank and make it a beast of a standalone portable laptop. it would be a little thicker but it wont be much really

    AgentPredator GamingAgentPredator GamingVor 2 Tage
  • 🤯🤯🤯🤯😵😵😵😵

    ProgrammingWithSanaProgrammingWithSanaVor 2 Tage
  • The speakers were the perfect touch

    FuryFuryVor 2 Tage
  • wow can this be made wireless?

    James NgosaJames NgosaVor 2 Tage
  • You're the Bob Ross of the IT, and engineering department

    StravadiStravadiVor 2 Tage
  • Beautiful job!

    CMOS FrazzledCMOS FrazzledVor 2 Tage
  • Nice

    Victor MuravievVictor MuravievVor 2 Tage
  • 13:04 And so begun the STEAMPUNK area for DIY Perks!

    Angry ReviewsAngry ReviewsVor 2 Tage
  • Very nice 👌

    Eoin BarryEoin BarryVor 2 Tage
  • Todos tus trabajos son impecables y muy buenos.

    JCarlos MBJCarlos MBVor 2 Tage
  • SO THAT’S WHY there’s always a huge border at the bottom!!,

    jomsartjomsartVor 2 Tage
  • I'm super impressed, but with videos like these, I've listened it's usually important to note what they don't show you. He's willing to show and describe the process of using a blowtorch and solder, but there's nothing on making the cutouts. That probably means it was really difficult and would be detrimental to a "look how easy and beautiful this is" video.

    fitztasticofitztasticoVor 2 Tage
    • He's making the cutouts at 6:00. You just mark the position and shape of the cutout and then use a handsaw and a file. It's not like you need a tutorial on that if you're welding brass and building electronics :)

      il biggoil biggoVor 14 Stunden
  • Absolutely fabulous. I've been considering selling my old 4k laptop, but don't know if the cracked screen will work for this

    sparespareVor 2 Tage
  • Nice video, the brass looks alot better then the older model indeed. And i see u managed to get a ps5 as well, which can be a project of it’s own. 😆

    NL_the_GodfatherNL_the_GodfatherVor 2 Tage
  • One of the best DIY videos

    Mobile and Computer TutorialMobile and Computer TutorialVor 2 Tage
  • Great project! I'm definitely going to build my own version of it. Is it possible to use usb-c not only for data but also for powering instead of the battery? A "one-cable" solution would be awesome!

    Rkr_3Rkr_3Vor 2 Tage
  • I am speechless you actually building this there’s no catch to this ??? 😞🤯🥺 Amazing

  • Sir can you please bulid a diy stylus pencils and you are excellent thank you

    P SP SVor 2 Tage
  • Nice work bro

    Lion LionLion LionVor 2 Tage
  • So its not a concern than brass is a conductor? Given all the ports and circuitry I’m just curious

    Wes StewartWes StewartVor 2 Tage