Display, elegantly, 012345678 or 9! Gaze, hypnotized, at ABCDEFGHIJKLM – well they can display the whole alphabet. You get the point. These are nice, bright 14-segment alphanumeric displays that can show letters and numbers in a beautiful hue. We have these in red and in blue! They’re super bright and designed for viewing from distances up to 23 feet (7 meters) away. Digits have seven white segments on a black surface and we give you a set of two alphanumeric displays in a pack so you can make a clock or a four letter word.
There are nine pins per side on these, so 18 pins total, with 0.1″ spacing so you can easily plug it into a breadboard with one row on each side for wiring it up. Note that these may not color-match our our other 7-segment displays due to process-differences.
You can buy these as a set of two or in a pack with our Adafruit 14-segment LED Alphanumeric Backpacks (below) which will help you change each letter or number individually and easily.
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