Programming an 8 digit 7-segment display, the easy way, using a Max7219

Allan Schwartz shows off the easy way to interface 7-segment displays using the MAX7219: Previously, in part 1 of my blog posting Programming a 7-segment Display, using just Arduino digital pins (the hard way) we had demonstrated how to hook up a pair of 7-segment displays to an Arduino, treating each individual segment as a […]

Serial seven segment LED display shield

Raj over at Embedded Lab has just finished a new project article about a serial seven segment LED display shield: Seven segment LED displays are brighter, more attractive, and provide a far viewing distance as well as a wider viewing angle compared to LCD displays. This project describes a serial seven segment LED display shield for […]

Portable bluetooth-enabled scrolling LED matrix display

An open-source cascadable 8×8 LED matrix module using Arduino and MAX7219 from Embedded Lab: Easy Matrix is a cascadable 8×8 LED matrix module with the MAX7219 chip on board, which allows to control the display with only 3 I/O pins from microcontroller. Multiple Easy Matrix modules can be easily cascaded to make a bigger-size display through […]

chipKIT Project 5: Digital stopwatch on seven segment LED display

Raj of Embedded Lab has a series of chipKIT tutorials.  This 5th project will show you how to build a digital stopwatch  on seven segment LED display with the chipKIT Uno32: In this project, we will use the chipKIT Uno32 board to build a digital stopwatch capable of timing minutes, seconds, and 1/10th of seconds, and with a […]

High-voltage seven segment LED display driver with SPI interface

Raj writes: This is about my new project, which is a High-Voltage Seven Segment LED Driver with a serial interface. The goal is to simplify the interface of bigger seven segment display modules to 5V microcontrollers. The project provides a TTL SPI interface of MAX7219 to input display data from a 5V microcontroller and outputs […]

The MAX7219 LED display controller – real or fake?

John Boxall over at Tronixstuff has a detailed review of the differences between the real MAX7219 and the others: A few people have been asking me of late, and there’s only one way to find out … so over the last month I ordered eight random “MAX7219s” from different suppliers on ebay and will compare them […]

New version of MAX7219 based 4-digit serial seven segment LED display

Embedded Lab’s new version of MAX7219 based 4-digit serial seven segment LED display: This (SPI7SEGDISP4.40-1R) is a revised version of the previous SPI seven segment LED display (4 digit) board that displayed numerals and decimal points. The new version has a better quality seven segment LED display (LTC-4727JS) with three extra LED segments, as shown […]

8 digit 7 segment display with SPI interface

Raj designed this 8 digit 7 segment display with an SPI interface using a MAX7219 display driver: The SPI7SEGDISP8.56 module can be interfaced with any microcontroller that has 3 I/O pins available. If the microcontroller features a built-in hardware SPI, then the display module can be interfaced as a SPI slave device. In that case […]