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My Ramps 1.5 setup

I wanted to see if I could use the RAMPS board to drive my big-ass stepper motors via my lead shine drivers.

So I ordered this cheap-ass ATmeaga2560:

mega1

With a (also cheap) Ramps 1.5 board:

ramps

As a display I ordered this:

displ

When trying to put it together I found out that I needed a some sort of adaptor for the display, this one:

cable

Downloaded Marlin 1.1.9 and opened it up in the Arduino IDE.
Fitted everything together and followed the instructions on the fysetc site. Flashed the firmware and nothing! Display lit up, but nothing to be seen.

Looked again, and then it hit me.. It is working, only the contrast setting is wrong, hard to see on the photo, but if you look closely you can see it:

IMG_20191215_171109

Turns out the fysetc wiki had had an item on this on the far buttom of the page. Applied the fix and boom:

IMG_20191215_173202

Looks like it is working!
Next up, try to connect my driver and motor...