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

Dipublikasikan tanggal 15 Peb 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):

DIY Perks
  • Joseph Traub

    Joseph Traub

    15 menit yang lalu

    I am looking for an external display for my iPad. It should be black and white like theses of a bookreader, such as kindle. That would give me exelent ability to read in the bright sun without draining my iPads battery so quickly. Can you make a video, how to do that? That would be really nice!



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    *Good job !*

  • Erick Tun

    Erick Tun

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  • ficktao


    4 jam yang lalu

    Hi Matt, could you think of an easy DIY way I could see/read my PowerPoint presenter notes (in presenter mode) on my laptop, while I look into the lens of my video camera? (I couldn't find anything on YT or the internet. (BTW I love your video's!)

  • Ivan Tan

    Ivan Tan

    7 jam yang lalu

    Hi Matt, can you improve something like this i think its quite interesting project

  • Hans Mathurin

    Hans Mathurin

    8 jam yang lalu

    Yoooooo stop making videos!!! I can't stop watching! They're too goood!!!! Must - stop - Need - get - work - done... oooo DIY Smart monitor...

  • Steve Burk

    Steve Burk

    8 jam yang lalu

    I'm searching for a 10 or 11.6" full HD Touch panel and controller combination. Couldn't find one, can anyone here give a suggestion?

  • Sud S J

    Sud S J

    8 jam yang lalu

    Super impressive. I liked the finish of the final product.

  • Lewis Bey

    Lewis Bey

    9 jam yang lalu

    Man this is a really good build, because of good aesthetics. Very beautiful thank you for your ideas.

  • Steve Swan

    Steve Swan

    10 jam yang lalu

    One of the most professional channels on YouTube 👍

  • Luxurio Music

    Luxurio Music

    11 jam yang lalu

    Now I'm not normally a big fan of brass, but you make it look amazing. It just goes to show that technology can look good with materials other than plastic, glass or aluminium (if a company's feeling spicy).

  • Simon Mushore

    Simon Mushore

    12 jam yang lalu

    Hy I have a dead Nokia 2.1 not to liar am a big fan plx may u do me a fav

  • center PARS NEGIN

    center PARS NEGIN

    16 jam yang lalu

    wow, Bravo!

  • DieTabbi


    16 jam yang lalu

    So I can use ANY old notebook monitor? Thought touch ones are special one?

  • Brian Hopper

    Brian Hopper

    16 jam yang lalu

    I need several of these in different sizes xD

  • Georgios Pyrgiotakis, PhD

    Georgios Pyrgiotakis, PhD

    18 jam yang lalu

    You have to make a brass keyboard. Maybe brass and oak.

  • Plank WithANailIn

    Plank WithANailIn

    20 jam yang lalu

    Lol all these screens + control boards are more expensive than buying an actual monitor. A monitor that comes with a warranty.

  • Arek R.

    Arek R.

    22 jam yang lalu

    I don't like the charger/battery action, I think you can do better than that

  • WalrusRider


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    The English McGyver

  • t0annguy3n


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    Welcome to the Brass Age.

  • Career Competitive Cracker

    Career Competitive Cracker

    Hari Yang lalu

    Are you sell this product??

  • D'Sam Urai

    D'Sam Urai

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    Hi Matt! Great project as always. Do you mind answering a question? Does the board make any LCD a touchscreen or does the LCD need a pre-existing digitiser layer built in? Thanks again.

  • Kusham Pandey

    Kusham Pandey

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    Bro your dispaly is touchscreen or Your control board is having that property

  • Th0m1sl4v


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    When you find out Find Reek is still doing DIY

  • Ndumiso Ntshangase

    Ndumiso Ntshangase

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    Hi Mr perk I have found a Huawei BBU3900 ...AND I was asking if I can use it as a computer tower fro my monitor

  • Enrico Galli

    Enrico Galli

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    Was the panel already touch? I don't get how the controller can transform a regular panel into a touch one

  • C u r i T s

    C u r i T s

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    i wish you can diy, without battery , without touch screen and using adaptor.

  • RM M

    RM M

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    I'm probably never going to make this, but I like the idea, the look and your soothing voice. Also, one quick note: I think you need to explain to your american audience that the way you use the word "smart" doesn't mean what they think it means, in this context it means ELEGANT, not intelligent or high-techy, although your final product is all of those things.

  • Rafiq


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    Only wireless display version remains now for casting Samsung DEX or any other casting device.

  • manh tu nguyen

    manh tu nguyen

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    how the heck can any LCD screen turned into touch screen? I just don't understand

  • Jayden Lawson

    Jayden Lawson

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    Beautiful project that I'd love to do but realistically never will

  • Paul O'Neill

    Paul O'Neill

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    Eeeee ba ecky thump, Ah thowt brass meytered bur der it bollocks. it's fowk 'a' matter.
    Welp, I may not be metal bashing any time soon but at least I now must watch Brassed off again! RIP Pete Postlethwaite :-)

  • Nuno Penas

    Nuno Penas

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    I'm speechless once again, you are a fantastic inventor. thanks for the video

  • DudeDuderino Duderino

    DudeDuderino Duderino

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    Loved it

  • Dremekeks


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    _Mmm, that br _*_ASS._*

  • Тимофей Странник

    Тимофей Странник

    2 hari yang lalu

    30-40 years ago you could be burnt as a wizard, while doing such shiny things)

  • Kenny


    2 hari yang lalu

    its too delicate I think... i would want something less thin perhaps with the speakers built into the frame and more sturdy. Also I would add a cover so when you want to take it with you you just close the lid

    • lia rufino

      lia rufino

      Hari Yang lalu

      so a tablet ?

  • Mohit Singh

    Mohit Singh

    2 hari yang lalu

    Nice. Can we make the whole bottom bezel as a speaker that would be awesome

  • H. Daniel L-M

    H. Daniel L-M

    2 hari yang lalu

    I really want to do this project with the computer monitor that I have but I'm really having a hard time looking for a board that is USB type-c for power that doesn't use micro HDMI. The barcode for my monitor is HR215WU1-210
    If anyone can help me find a short sleek board that doesn't take so much space that would be much appreciated. I've been looking for a couple of days now but I still haven't found any

  • Elliot Manson

    Elliot Manson

    2 hari yang lalu

    I wish someone loved me like your overwhelming adoration for brass

  • Alfredo Lopez

    Alfredo Lopez

    2 hari yang lalu

    brass looks so classy.

  • Always Censored

    Always Censored

    2 hari yang lalu

    YT made a good recommendation for once. I love this brass design. Going to use it for my Raspberry Pi's.

  • Richard Ellis

    Richard Ellis

    2 hari yang lalu

    Well done my friend

  • Allan Nguyen

    Allan Nguyen

    3 hari yang lalu

    I want one of this. As I'm not a handyman, can I simply buy it from you? Thx 😁

  • Corey Plays

    Corey Plays

    3 hari yang lalu

    yoooooooooo you have the playstation 5. can i please have it, i rlly want it, please can you give it to me pleeeeeeeeease i really want the playstation 5 pleeeeeeeaaaaaaase give me it for free please

  • le93ndary reviews2020

    le93ndary reviews2020

    3 hari yang lalu

    Omg! 😮😯🙀😲



    3 hari yang lalu

    lol bro discovering brass is so funny .. good video as usual

  • Satyajit Biswas

    Satyajit Biswas

    3 hari yang lalu

    i need this>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • Rastislav Novak

    Rastislav Novak

    3 hari yang lalu

    I recommend making several units and they'll go wild for sale

  • Blubus


    3 hari yang lalu

    Hm....looks like 500 people applied too much heat and melted their solder

  • Guru Karthi

    Guru Karthi

    3 hari yang lalu

    This video tools name

  • sarjunas mukodir

    sarjunas mukodir

    3 hari yang lalu

    Nice 👍🏽

  • Suharto


    3 hari yang lalu

    So smart... Good; somehow I like crow wanna thief your project bc it is glowing

  • Thomas Schön

    Thomas Schön

    3 hari yang lalu

    I was thinking if there's some kind of coating or protective film screen that could be used making the screen last longer.

  • Paladin Sanctus

    Paladin Sanctus

    3 hari yang lalu

    So awesome!!! Beautiful work. If I may be so bold, how about a vid on diy surround sound? That would be splendidly brilliant, I should think.

  • Alpha17x


    3 hari yang lalu

    I'm still waiting for the home security video where every surface is secretly covered in LED's and he just blinds everyone in the house.

    • lia rufino

      lia rufino

      Hari Yang lalu

      and he uses brass

  • Jake Norris

    Jake Norris

    3 hari yang lalu

    I was inspired by this video to try and convert a 12v HDMI monitor into battery powered. How did you work out what the phone battery could deliver?

  • bilishu aliss

    bilishu aliss

    3 hari yang lalu

    Will never make any of these projects, but love watching the creativity.

    • Alex


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  • Blood seeker

    Blood seeker

    3 hari yang lalu

    Hey i have old pc monitor, can i do this for the pc's monitor lcd?

  • Jonathan


    3 hari yang lalu

    What I want to know is has anyone tried a OLED screen from a laptop as a external screen. They are pretty cheap on eBay just have to find the corrections driver board.

  • Siddharth Tambe

    Siddharth Tambe

    3 hari yang lalu

    "Theon grayjoy " is a tech gizmo

  • Juan Manuel Llergo

    Juan Manuel Llergo

    3 hari yang lalu

    Sorry, maybe I don’t understand the language well. Was the original screen already tactile or is it thanks to the controller?

    • bilishu aliss

      bilishu aliss

      3 hari yang lalu

      The problem with here is that we can't buy any of the material to DIY ourself. Most of the tool used are hard to get also🤦‍♂️

  • AR 23

    AR 23

    3 hari yang lalu

    it looks lovley

  • PC YAD

    PC YAD

    3 hari yang lalu

    hello everyone , I hope you are all well. I am very happy to subscribe to my channel for support thanks to everyone

  • James Pellosma

    James Pellosma

    3 hari yang lalu

    Can I just buy this from you??

  • Ayoub Harry

    Ayoub Harry

    3 hari yang lalu

    I still remember the old video and i even make one screen like it for pc

  • Calvin Hobbes

    Calvin Hobbes

    4 hari yang lalu

    BTW, how would you build a standing desk?

  • Thomas Rogers

    Thomas Rogers

    4 hari yang lalu

    Awesome content as usual!

  • Nima Hajarzadeh

    Nima Hajarzadeh

    4 hari yang lalu

    Brilliant Matt!

  • driving devines

    driving devines

    4 hari yang lalu

    I just wish you would release videos every week ,,your work is good and is satisfying to watch♥️

  • paul anderson

    paul anderson

    4 hari yang lalu

    give it to me plz ,😭😭😭😭😭

  • bljrlj


    4 hari yang lalu

    Great video, and great project

  • Trenton Scott

    Trenton Scott

    4 hari yang lalu

    I'm think about making it but mainly wanted to know could you use it as a drawing tablet

  • Abdulrazak Masrani

    Abdulrazak Masrani

    4 hari yang lalu

    Matt, amazing and creative as usual. May I ask how did you solder that last piece of the u-channel without frying the display panel?



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    SO Niz

  • D Caspar

    D Caspar

    4 hari yang lalu

    The problem with here is that we can't buy any of the material to DIY ourself. Most of the tool used are hard to get also🤦‍♂️

  • Ansyar Hamrum

    Ansyar Hamrum

    4 hari yang lalu

    Mini PC K39 case + with this monitor make gaming PC portable powerfull 💪

  • Michael Chatfield

    Michael Chatfield

    4 hari yang lalu

    Looks great.
    Though could be a wise idea to add some earthing/insulation.
    Could also try wood - oak, etc.



    4 hari yang lalu

    show us how it can be made with other materials too

  • Philip Unger

    Philip Unger

    4 hari yang lalu

    Looks awesome

  • Paco Rojas

    Paco Rojas

    4 hari yang lalu

    Man, I seriously admire you and your work. Please keep producing and creating awesome projects like this one. Thank you!



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  • mikea hiooi

    mikea hiooi

    4 hari yang lalu

    I love his work so much, I don't even skip his sponsor ad

  • Jon Dinga

    Jon Dinga

    4 hari yang lalu

    I was hoping that there would be DIY touchscreen without buying the IR frames from PRC ... hint hint ;)

  • Gaurav K

    Gaurav K

    4 hari yang lalu

    Would be nicer if you can keep mention of the tools used in this work and if not what other alternate basic tools can be used.. 👍

  • Keltec Respec

    Keltec Respec

    4 hari yang lalu

    @12:00 he says "Earlier I provisionally added some wires to the control board's speaker output, so that these sockets could be easily hooked up to the boards internal amplifier allowing the drivers to just be clipped in place when required." Diagram please or video showing and explaining, I'm kind of new to this. But my father in law has a machine shop that I can use whenever I'd like to use.
    So was that just something you wanted to keep how to do to yourself sir? Now I have a touch screen monitor I attached to my PS5 and I don't know where to wire and attach the speakers to. This is supposed to be a D.I.Y project, I can't D.I.M.S if I don't know how to connect the speakers as you did, I hope you left a wiring diagram in the description for us. Other than that brilliant, beautiful, and very useful. I keep 2, 10,000 mAh battery banks ready which actually allowed me to get 12 hours of continuous use once the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra battery life 🔋 was depleted. Including the internal Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra battery and the 2 battery banks I got from Wal-Mart for $9.99 each, I would say with the screen turned on without speakers (because someone didn't tell us how to connect the wires to the board's internal amplifier) I get about 13 1/2 hours of continuous use because I use my Pulse 3D Wireless Headset with my PS5. Would be great if you could have added a BT (Bluetooth) feature so we could connect to Bluetooth speakers and have surround sound. I watch movies on my PS5 also in true 4K!

    • mikea hiooi

      mikea hiooi

      4 hari yang lalu

      Your craftsmen ship always amazing! Just wow

  • Joey Roy

    Joey Roy

    4 hari yang lalu

    id buy this if it was sold in stores

  • Ethan Tin

    Ethan Tin

    4 hari yang lalu

    Does anyone know how thick the brass are? I want to buy some

    • Ethan Tin

      Ethan Tin

      4 hari yang lalu

      And does anyone know what the screws and nuts they are in 5:10? Please help me, I want to buy them too

  • Beingmehull


    4 hari yang lalu

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      4 hari yang lalu

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  • LemgoCreations


    4 hari yang lalu

    I really like your videos - especially ones like this with some novelty functionality.
    BUT it's very bad advice to use something highly conductive like brass as a DIY housing as it's just way to easy to short some connections and destroy all your electronics with that.
    So, please - people at home - use MDF or whatever plastics you like to recreate this, just don't use brass/aluminium or some other metal and destroy your weekend dreams with it!

    • LemgoCreations


      4 hari yang lalu

      Especially soldering a whole brass strip right next to a working screen (as mentioned at 7:55 ) is a REALLY bad idea

  • Kevin Ryan

    Kevin Ryan

    4 hari yang lalu

    Lovely build, mate!

  • Utshav Gamer

    Utshav Gamer

    4 hari yang lalu

    Can u help me. I have a laptop and the screen is broken, what do I do

  • Malik Malika

    Malik Malika

    4 hari yang lalu

    I need vidéo
    dit big touch screen to android tablet plzzzzz

  • Δημήτρης Ηλιάδης Dimitrios Iliadis

    Δημήτρης Ηλιάδης Dimitrios Iliadis

    5 hari yang lalu

    How can I buy it, 😜

  • Blagi


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    Umm honestly, DIY Perks, good job, but i was wonder if there was perhaps a way to find a 5Volt trace on the "screen controller" and use that to charge the battery? I have a feeling like you tried it, but it maybe impacted the screen performance? If not, then im happy to hear your feedback! Great video.

  • Tomi


    5 hari yang lalu

    i swear your whole channel is a brass advertisement

  • Müd Monéi

    Müd Monéi

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    It shoukd be YDI not DIY... because You Do It!!! I never can do these stuff!

  • Brian Little

    Brian Little

    5 hari yang lalu

    ill going to try to make this, thanks!

  • S Fisher

    S Fisher

    5 hari yang lalu

    Can you advise brass sheet thickness you use

  • hadher ramadhan Mohammed

    hadher ramadhan Mohammed

    5 hari yang lalu

    😲😲😲😲😲😳😳what an extraordinary skilled man you are ? very very smart job 👏 thank for sharing