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Open source smart display

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Herpderp posted his  smart display project in the forum: Even if it is not completed yet, I think that the current version of PCB/software is now "acceptable". I’m currently working on a kind of documentation / user manual, I hope to finish it quickly… So here is a small video of...

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Mains frequency display

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

fowkc has just published his latest project the mains frequency display: I wanted to make a display that could show the mains frequency to 3 decimal places. I’d be using the same seven-segment display modules that I used in my UNIX clock, so all I had to do was design the part...

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Adaptive brightness control for seven segment LED displays

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Raj made a temperature and relative humidity meter to demonstrate adaptive brightness control on a seven segment LCD. The system uses a LDR light sensor in a closed loop to continuously adjust the brightness of the LEDs. The objective of this project is to illustrate a technique of implementing adaptive...

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The Audrey Braille Display

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

David Pankhurst has a very interesting open source project, The Audrey Braille Display, which aims to lower the cost of braille displays.  A braille display allows blind people to read output from a computer. Traditional displays cost several thousand dollars while this project is aiming for displays costing only hundreds of dollars....

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Display custom characters on 16×2 LCDs

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Chris from PyroElectro informs us of his tutorial on designing custom characters for display on a 16x2 HD44780 compatible LCD. This tutorial shows how to use the advanced functionality of HD44780 16x2 LCD's where you can create your own characters instead of using the built-in character set, and includes a...

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Daft punk coffee table/display

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Sam documented his daft punk coffee table/display build. Yes, I know this has been done before, but I wanted to build my own, using as few parts as possible.  I built this as a table top or wall mount model, but it can be scaled up to make a coffee...

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