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TGIF 09 - Seven Segment Displays


#1

Here you go :slight_smile:

Video doesn’t really show them off very well, so best you order some to see them in there full glory :smiley:

Red, Green, Blue, White and Yellow

S or Y Socket

Million dollars each on eBay - (cheap at twice the price) :whistle: …or $12ea if you email me - justin at ingenuitymicro dot com


#2

Nice, love the speed.


#3

The White one is going full knacker, all digits are changing but the thou is to fast to really see the change - the others are set to 4Hz


#4

pretty! :smiley:


#5

@ Architect - Pretty lights keep me amused :smiley:


#6

Very nice! Is that spiffy backing acrylic for some sort of trade show, or “jus cause”?


#7

@ ransomhall @ andre - ta muchly…

Nah, just 80gsm paper from the bubble jet, and as you say “just cause”


#8

So (you just knew I was going to have questions :wink: ) I see 2 ribbon cables leaving the Scorpion, but there are 5 LED modules connected.

How many 7 segments can be used off of 1 socket?


#9

@ mhectorgato - Only one…

I have a 4 socket SPI hub designed up so you could drive 4 off one SPI socket…

So 2 are running on the Scorpion as you note, 2 are running off a Cerberus and 1 off a Bee.

I was going to run them all off the Scorpion but i ran out of time to wire them up to Connect modules to share the 1 SPI socket.

So i did what any good “Snake oil salesman” would do and fudged the numbers a bit :whistle:


#10

Love it! As usual friday has just become a little brighter.


#11

Thanks – so is that a sneak peak into next week’s TGIF?


#12

Nope :smiley:


#13

They look terrific


#14

Very nice as always! How’s that website coming? :wink: