New User Interface for MKS Touchscreen
Currently i'm working on designing and building my own brand and type of Delta 3D Printer that will soon be on the market, but through my research i have found boards and displays that work fantastic with the Smoothieboard and thought I would share my findings with everyone. I wasn't happy with how crappy the user interface was on most printers so I decided to work to fix that.
I purchased an MKS TFT Display, 3.2" touchscreen from amazon with the intent to modify the GUI to my liking. Since then I have completed the GUI and really want to share it with the community as currently in my opinion it's the best looking and easiest way to control your printer/smoothieboard on the market.
I am making my custom GUI completely opensource for anyone to use or modify, and all of the files will be downloadable from the links below.
All you have to do to get this GUI is to copy the GUI files to an sd card, then plug it into the MKS TFT. After that the TFT will automatically install the GUI and you're done!
Here is a link to the download - http://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3NIcMdpD7RUOVBPcC1NYUxZd1U?usp=sharing
Here is a link to buy the display- http://amazon.com/gp/product/B01LMRNCZE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
All of the GUI was made using After Effects and Photoshop, so if you want to modify the original files you will need those pieces of software. All of the buttons are individual images that are exported as a binary file and saved on the sd card. Once you insert the SD into the screen it recognises the files by name and copies the data into it's internal SPI Flash memory, so you do not need to keep the sd card in. To modify the GUI yourself all you need to do is look at the included PDF with the download that shows how to modify the GUI. It also shows what it looked like before my modification (It was awful). Have fun!
If you have any comments or questions put them below!