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  • Interface adaptor for easy connection between Teknic Clearcore Industrial I/O Motion Controller and 4D Systems Intelligent Display Modules.
  • Compatible with gen4-uLCD, uLCD, uOLED, and pixxiLCD display modules.
  • Teknic Website HERE.
  • ClearCore Product Page HERE.

The 4D ClearCore Adaptor is an interfacing adaptor to enable easy connections between a Teknic Clearcore Industrial I/O Motion Controller, and a 4D Systems intelligent display, such as one of the gen4-uLCDuLCDuOLED and pixxiLCD ranges..

This 4D ClearCore Adaptor enables easy connections using standard cables provided by both companies, 4D Systems and Teknic.

The 4D Clearcore Adaptor is easy to mount and easy to use, with two options for how the connected display module can be powered via the Teknic ClearCore controller.

  • Teknic Website HERE.
  • ClearCore Product Page HERE.

For best results, it is recommended to program the Teknic ClearCore using the Arduino IDE and use the Teknic Arduino Wrapper.

  • This can be downloaded from the Teknic website HERE.
  • Teknic ClearCore Arduino Wrapper is available HERE.

In conjunction with this, it is recommended to use the genieArduino Arduino Library, paired with the Workshop4 IDE and its ViSi-Genie environment.


 Quick Demo Showcase of 4D ClearCore Adaptor (Demo available in Download Section)


  • Compatible with gen4-uLCDuLCDuOLED and pixxiLCD display modules.
  • UART connection to the Teknic Clearcore using standard CAT style ethernet cable
  • Standard FFC or 5-way connection to 4D Systems intelligent displays
  • Capable of being powered off the ClearCore UART port (when used with 4.3” display and below), or via an Auxiliary connection to one of the spare GPIO ports on the Teknic Clearcore (power via the GPIO port), or direct to a 7-30VDC power supply.
  • On board programmer to enable the connected 4D Display to be programmed via USB, without the need to unplug the display from this 4D Clearcore Adaptor.
  • Switch to enable or disable the RESET connection from the 4D display module to the Teknic ClearCore, allowing the ClearCore to hardware reset the display if and when desired.
  • Aluminium mounting base enables through hole mounting of this 4D Clearcore Adaptor through 2 designated holes, using a variety of screws.
  • RoHS and REACH compliant.

Included in the box:

  • 4D ClearCore Adaptor - mounted on an aluminium mounting frame.
  • 3-way screw terminal connector, inserted into the 4D ClearCore Adaptor 3-way AUX connector.

Items NOT included:

  • CAT5 cable for connecting to ClearCore.
  • 30-way FFC, 30-to-15 way FPC or 5-way cable. These are included with 4D Systems display modules.
  • microUSB Cable.

Workshop4 is a comprehensive software IDE for Microsoft Windows that provides an integrated software development platform for all of the 4D family of processors and modules. The IDE combines the Editor, Compiler, Linker and Downloader to develop complete 4DGL application code.
All user application code is developed within the Workshop4 IDE.

Download Workshop4

Workshop4 includes four development environments for the user to choose based on application requirements or even user skill level.

  • Designer

    This environment enables the user to write 4DGL code in its natural form to program the display module.

  • ViSi - Genie

    An advanced environment that does not require any 4DGL coding at all. Everything is done automatically for you. Simply lay the display out with the objects you want (similar to ViSi), set the events to drive them and the code is written for you automatically. ViSi-Genie provides the latest rapid development experience from 4D Systems.

  • ViSi

    A visual programming experience that enables drag-and-drop type placement of objects to assist with 4DGL code generation and allows the user to visualise how the display will look while being developed.

  • Serial

    This environment is also provided to transform the display module into a slave serial display module. It allows the user to control the display from any host microcontroller or device with a serial port.


Smart Widgets Editor is a powerful utility which enables the generation of Smart Widgets.

  • Users can create complex widgets with up to six layers, including the layer for the base image. The order of the layers can be arranged as desired.
  • Each layer can contain one or more images arranged in sequence that can be manipulated in a variety of ways. Image manipulation options include horizontal motion, vertical motion, and angular motion. Additionally, the transparency of a layer can be set.
  • Two or more layers can be linked to produce synchronized movements of images. This enables the generation of complex widgets with multiple moving parts. Clockwork feature is also supported. This enables users to quickly generate clock widgets.
  • Each layer can have a numeric part which can display numbers in various fonts and formats. Alternatively, the numeric part can be a fixed sequence of text.
  • The output frames can be utilized using any of the supported Workshop4 environments


Genie Magic is an extension to ViSi-Genie, which is available in Workshop4 PRO. Genie Magic allows the User to add 4DGL code to various points in the ViSi-Genie backend code, which allows Users to take full advantage of the power of 4DGL, while retaining the speed and convenience of ViSi-Genie and its defined communication protocol.

Genie Magic allows you to enter 4DGL code in the form of Events, Code and Objects, along with various touch related additions too, giving you to the power to achieve advanced GUI's in ViSi-Genie without having to write the full code yourself.

Genie Magic is fully supported by the genieArduino and geniePi libraries, making communication with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi host even more powerful.

When using Genie Magic in combination with the Smart Widget Editor, it is possible to use the Smart Widgets Editor tool and Smart Widgets to create other graphical user interface elements such as:

  • Dropdown Menu
  • Side Menu
  • 'Carousel Slider'
  • List Box
  • Quarter-Rotary Menu
  • Dock Menu
  • Fading Slide-To-Unlock Button
  • Spectrum With Transparency
  • And Many Others
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