Building a USB-C touchscreen monitor (new for modern devices)


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):

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  • lorenzo giannini
    lorenzo giannini2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    where can i buy the board?

    MEMES-DZ4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    It seems like a good idea to put your own logo behind or in front of the screen

  • Abbos Mamanazarov
    Abbos Mamanazarov19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Hey Matt! I have a question. Do you know if i can find similar boards for my nt156whm-t00 touchscreen display? It seems like those are not so popular and i cant find any :(

  • Cody
    Cody22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I love you bud.

  • Travis

    This man knows how to do things...I wish I had his inspiration. THIS IS RELLY AMAZING :)

  • Rajneesh Rana
    Rajneesh Ranaวันที่ผ่านมา

    what a wonderful video.

  • EricTheDesigner

    love your work! check out Lord Adhesives, it has been a game changer for me as I don't know how to weld. Use a gas mask though. Also with the adhesive and building computers you won't have a welding bead to deal with or rivets. They have all kinds of curing times depending on how fast you want to work. I have some aluminum adhesive that cures in 18 seconds and it is stronger than the actual aluminum it self. You can make boxes that look seamless using their adhesive system!

  • Linda Clayton
    Linda Claytonวันที่ผ่านมา


    SETPH STUDIO4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Are you willing to sell this one? lol

  • DeathGamer
    DeathGamer5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hey, sorry to bother, but i am doing this project with a different lcd control board wich takes 12v and i still wanted to use a cellphone battery to charge it, i already bought most of the things, i just wanted to know if it is fine to use the cellphone battery with a dc-dc step up regulator to make it 12v for this project. (The battery that i'm using is a LIS1558ERCP from a dead xperia z3 that i had, as for the battery protection board i am using the same that is on the video, and for last the lcd control board is a PCB800661 V.9 1HDMI)

  • mountain man method
    mountain man method6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Matt... Fantastic channel! Do you have any video footage of soldering the U channel onto the bottom of the screen and how you protected the screen from the heat of the torch as you talked about at 7:55+ Thanks!

  • Vento588 5
    Vento588 57 วันที่ผ่านมา

    How did he made the screen touchable? Wtf

  • Antonel Gabor
    Antonel Gabor7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Let me get this right, so you're telling me I can get a 4k monitor out of an old lcd panel from a ten years ago laptop?

  • Seth Vale

    Seth Vale

    2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    is your laptop 4K from 10 years ago. Because otherwise... no...

  • Crimson Vortex
    Crimson Vortex7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    homie really just out here building a whole computer

  • Mathew Jarman
    Mathew Jarman7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I liked your video! I'm definitely going to do this for myself. I did hit the dislike button tho bc I dislike the new dislike system. Call to action for all casual viewers, hit that dislike and leave a similar comment on every video you watch. If our voice is loud enough; they will hear us. And if it isn't, then it must be for the best. 🙋🏽‍♂️🙋🏽‍♂️💬

  • Herfinnur Árnafjall
    Herfinnur Árnafjall8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Here's maybe possibly (I never actually get around to doing most of my DIY projects, so it's all theory) an idea for improving the audio: make the back into a resonating bass chamber just the the HTC M8 phone, which had probably the best sound quality of any phone ever, or make the back into a flat panel speaker using Dayton Audio speakers

  • asn tech
    asn tech9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    all product that you mention is missing from store.. is there anyone know where can i get those ?

  • Michael Jaikaran
    Michael Jaikaran11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Does anyone know if it would be possible to add a harddrive to it, to allow it to run Windows or Linux?

  • Adithya Naik
    Adithya Naik12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I want to buy this!

  • Eric Murano
    Eric Murano12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Man I gotta start playing with brass

  • Mo Ya
    Mo Ya12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    That battery has already protection PCB inside of it Matt

  • GVI02
    GVI0213 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hey Guys, I just found this video and I want to check out the LCD panel sets but the links aren't available anymore. Does anyone know what the first link Touchscreen + USB-C led to?

  • Happiest Soul
    Happiest Soul13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    ಗುರು ಯಾರ್ ಗುರು ನೀನು 😅😅😅🙏

  • Kristers
    Kristers13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    So if the monitor is by default lower resolution you cant get better resolution with the control board?

  • Seth Vale

    Seth Vale

    12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You can't turn a tube television into a 4K flatscreen, correct. All the control board is is the connection between the screen and the computer. It's the brains that brings it to life. And most of the time, there is only 1x control board that would work with a monitor, that's why it's best to buy it as a pair.

  • Seth Vale
    Seth Vale13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Would anyone know the touchscreen model? The ebay link doesnt seem to work anymore D=

  • Paul
    Paul13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Some questions; How did you solder the bottom rail without wrecking the screen? What type of lacquer coating do you use to avoid tarnishing?

  • Andrew B
    Andrew B13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I've been wanting to make a fold out touchscreen for the for the kitchen to make following online recipes easier. This idea would work perfectly, it's slim and doesn't require me to build and set up a small computer dedicated to the kitchen. I can just pull my phone out, plug it in and flip the monitor down (probably hinged to the bottom of a floating shelf with stiff hinges) and be ready to go.

  • Felipe Brubeck
    Felipe Brubeck14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This monitor looks amazing. I want to reuse the monitor from my dead laptop and this build has pretty neat ideas. My question is, is the touch screen the same laptop monitor Matt uses at first with some accessory to enable touch features, or is it a different screen?

  • Userhandle R0tten

    Userhandle R0tten

    12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    you'll have to find an appropriate controller board for your specific monitor

  • Bob Pantry
    Bob Pantry14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Don't bend it!

  • Bastien Guilbaud
    Bastien Guilbaud14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    the ebay links aren't working anymore. what can i type to get a LCD with usb type c video imput and what range of price can i hope for ?

  • skiprez gaming
    skiprez gaming15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    hi i just need one bit of clarification please, how did you solder the bottom piece? i'm quite confused as to the risk of damaging the screen with the heat from soldering? but all in all this looks amazing as ever great work.

  • Kitanashia Kiratani
    Kitanashia Kiratani15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @DIY Perks, the Ebay links you put up no longer work

  • Benjamin Peterson
    Benjamin Peterson15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is absolutely amazing! Thanks.

  • Aratemuso Akiyo
    Aratemuso Akiyo15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Sorry for going offtopic, but may I know what is that song? I've heard it in Clickspring's video before but I've never found it.

  • sai Chand
    sai Chand15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It's look nice super please guide detail and explain what you items is used please tell brother.

  • Jurgen Blick
    Jurgen Blick15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    3d print with copper PLA I think should look nice,

  • L RIta
    L RIta16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Did I miss something or misunderstand? Did he actually build a touchscreen monitor? Or, did he take an already built touchscreen and reconstruct the housing using brass?

  • Userhandle R0tten

    Userhandle R0tten

    12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The latter

  • Mieksssss
    Mieksssss16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hi Matt, absolutely love your work! I've only just found your channel, I wish i'd found it sooner! It seems like your ebay links have expired and I can't find the components you've linked. Could you please advise what to search or potentially update the links? Many thanks in advance! Thank you for inspiring so many people to be DIY-ers!

  • Paweł Karczewski
    Paweł Karczewski16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    eBay link are dead. Could you enter model numbers for those four components?

  • Ali NRP
    Ali NRP16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I just replaced a screen on my Surface Pro 3 that had cracked glass and i noticed that the broken glass is easy to take off the LCD panel so i was wondering if it is possible to use that LCD panel as a external monitor? The only problem is i cant find any diagram for the pins on the screen. It would be a shame to throw away a 1440p screen that still works, maybe give it a second life?

  • Chad R

    Chad R

    11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Yes you can use the LCD panel. There is a small piece of info in his video here. Should help. (1:53 mark)

  • MrToxic
    MrToxic16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    One cool thing you could do is finding a way to make the Switch Lite dockable 🙂

  • Kor-al
    Kor-al16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    yes, hello, where can i order one??

  • Dabbo Pabblo
    Dabbo Pabblo17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    thats actually super cool and normally diy tech dosent turn out the best

  • Santtu Kähkönen
    Santtu Kähkönen17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is just the sort of thing I was trying to buy a few months ago... guess I'll have to try making one myself. Thanks DYI Jesus

  • Samuel Ruben Ferrero
    Samuel Ruben Ferrero17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Damn! the links dont work anymore, I dave a plain lcd but I didnt find a controller for usbc

  • Bean Boy
    Bean Boy17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Nice sweater.

  • Aidan Chappelle
    Aidan Chappelle17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hey! My _desktop_ has a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port! That handles DisplayPort Alt Mode! This could be applied to more than laptops lol. Imagine this could work for professional scenarios, graphic design, or whenever you just want a really neat looking touchscreen to pair with your mouse and keyboard.

  • UserHandle R0tten
    UserHandle R0tten17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    These micro sized controllers coupled with modern 4k touchscreen capable monitors is kind of mind blowing. You can now build your own Tesla dash board if you’re willing to spend the cash. I’ve seen iPads hacked into the dash, but choosing the resolution size etc here is actually huge for custom car work. One day I’ll have the cash to switch my engine to ev, but until then, this will keep me busy.

  • Shifat Rahman
    Shifat Rahman17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    give this man some brass dammn it

  • Amberish Kalyankar
    Amberish Kalyankar17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    And make really amazing looking brass mini speakers

  • Amberish Kalyankar
    Amberish Kalyankar17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Make an imac using brass and aluminum

  • Piyush Rahi
    Piyush Rahi17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Sony or samsung will make this and then sell it for over 2000 dollars

  • Nick
    Nick17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I want to make and use this for when i get my steam deck and have it as a secondary monitor. Just have to find a 1440p 144hz hdr panel.

  • B1CxR3FLEX
    B1CxR3FLEX18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    only need a dead laptop sure ill pull 1 of the 5 from the dead lol

  • Justhatguy
    Justhatguy18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Next time don’t forget to use the 1 grit

  • Disidown59
    Disidown5918 วันที่ผ่านมา

    all links are dead

  • Jens Herda
    Jens Herda18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    A vertical stand would be great for programming

  • Oka Kar Aung
    Oka Kar Aung18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Very good speakers but are they stereophonic speakers? IS there a headset outlet?

  • xXSpamMeNotXx
    xXSpamMeNotXx18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Where’s a good place to buy brass sheet?

  • Ian Nicol
    Ian Nicol18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    how did you make it touch screen? Not every dead laptop is a touch screen.

  • HappyQuails
    HappyQuails18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You might consider suggesting use of a non-lead based solder and an all-in-one solder with a flux core, for convenience. And set up ventilation in a window in close proximity to your work space with a small fan drawing fumes away from your face and another window or door cracked elsewhere to allow free airflow. This is better than having a fan disperse fumes within a room, without actually removing them... especially when if they contain lead.

  • Gaurish Gaunker
    Gaurish Gaunker19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    For the touchscreen board does the screen also need to be touchscreen? Or will it work on non touchscreen display.

  • Jirka Šáda
    Jirka Šáda19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    all the ebay links are dead :( could we get the part name/number that was used plzz?

  • Tec
    Tec19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    sheet of brass. what would be the thickness? 0.2mm, 0.5mm, 1mm or maybe even 2mm ?

  • Projects and Bikes
    Projects and Bikes19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    ''When soldering use a breathing mask gloves and a góod ventilated room'' : Me who has been doing it for 5 years in my bedroom half-naked...

  • Kevin Allen
    Kevin Allen19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I don't understand how you make the screen touch sensitive. Did I miss where you installed a touch controller?

  • Naw Naw
    Naw Naw19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You really love brass eh accessible by the common DIYer

  • Jacob Stanton
    Jacob Stanton19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What gauge for the sheet was used? Channel size? Anyone have any suggestions?

  • Chillsby Gaming & Investing
    Chillsby Gaming & Investing19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I watch these videos knowing full well I can't build any of this haha

  • PsychClov3r
    PsychClov3r19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This so cool WooW! :)

  • Iona Erofeeff
    Iona Erofeeff19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Very cool, and surprisingly innovative given how technically simple it is! It was even kind of inspiring to see you put it together. Makes me wonder why no one else has thought of this

  • Gabriel E Mayorga
    Gabriel E Mayorga19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    this man really loves brass

  • Black Tiger
    Black Tiger20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    this is fantastic, defiantly something i want to tryout. you think it would work with sheets of plexi and acrylic as i have lots of those, then adding on some carbon sheets for aesthetics. Thanks

  • Haze Baze
    Haze Baze20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What for material? Brass? It is Messing in German?

  • Nigel Smith
    Nigel Smith20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I have to say, I was hoping this would give a way to add a digitizer to an existing display. As the video is now, its like he made a Touchscreen Monitor out of Brass, Solder, and a leftover Touchscreen Monitor

  • Userhandle R0tten

    Userhandle R0tten

    12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Now that would be cool, but a little more specific. What's the size of the screen you're looking to convert?

  • Sam Abtahi
    Sam Abtahi20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Can I buy that pls ??

  • Finn Glink
    Finn Glink20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What console game is that?

  • HDMRice
    HDMRice20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Any updated links to the screens? All the ones in the description are dead.

  • MthrFckr Gaming
    MthrFckr Gaming20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    the only link that works is the 4k one

  • ZiTou
    ZiTou20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    0:53 holy shit

  • Filiperss
    Filiperss20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    B R A S S

  • B-McG
    B-McG20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why not use the USB-C as the power source and get rid of the battery?

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hi. Can someone give an update on the links? the first two dont work for me, and i dont know what to google to find something that isnt a finished product.

  • Shigbeard
    Shigbeard20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    If you were to make a revision to this, can I suggest an alternative battery protection board that can display the battery charge, and maybe build in some LED indicator in the front to display when it's low on charge or charging? I feel that's the key thing missing from this build and it'd be the first thing I'd seek to rectify if I were building it.

  • Dark_Jester89


    17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Awesome feature, I have a question, is there a way to indicate how a screen is touch screen compatible if it's original use isn't touch?

  • tri nguyen dinh
    tri nguyen dinh20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Nice content , hope you will make more inspiring things

  • General Grievous
    General Grievous20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    can it support software like Bluestacks?

  • Tashdid Enamul Porom
    Tashdid Enamul Porom20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You may build a Drone, of course not any normal flying drone rather than a Beast having a 4k gimbel cam inside

  • xnetpc
    xnetpc20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Great job, but those back bars on each side of the display would get on my nerves.

  • Tristan Dreemurr
    Tristan Dreemurr20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is just his way of crying out for help with his brass addiction.

  • Cem Karahan
    Cem Karahan21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This guy builds shit that we are either too lazy or too broke to build and we watch it with the motivation "I wanna see what i'm able to do if i hauled my ass from the couch". That's nice

  • F 0000
    F 000021 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Your links all fail to load

  • Bla Blubb
    Bla Blubb21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    has anyone working links for the touchscreen and stuff?

  • Jakub Grzybek
    Jakub Grzybek21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Each one of these projects are business ideas waiting to happen.

  • Ole
    Ole21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Did he use an old touch screen or how did this feature work?

  • Youri Dv
    Youri Dv21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    None of the ebay links work anymore..... maybe add the name of the set next time so we can google them

  • Snellefiets
    Snellefiets21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I noticed that the links are down, could you please update them or atleast include the product names in the description?

  • OGD
    OGD21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i was scrolling on yt and i didn`t want to watch this clip because i was looking for something else but your thumbnail is fucking amazing and got my attention, the perfect loop

  • Chirag Midha
    Chirag Midha21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I hope if he just started selling his builds

  • Ethan Chow
    Ethan Chow21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i did this on “easy mode” by reusing the laptop display assembly and modifying a raspberry pi 3d print template to fit the driver board then just fixing it to the back. the laptop hinge got reused and works great. just have to flip it around by undoing the nuts and adding new lubrications. good alternative for anyone who doesn’t want to go thru all the metal work or doesn’t have the tools or space