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November 20, 2015 AT 6:00 am

How to drive a 7 segment display directly on Raspberry Pi in Python @Raspberry_pi #piday #raspberrypi

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Awesome blog post from Alex Eames.

Last week I bought some 4-digit, 7-segment displays to experiment with. Strangely enough it was something I’d never tried before, so I was interested to see how they work. I googled around looking to see if someone else had done this before. It seems there are several different sorts of 7-segment displays, so you have to find a good match for the one you’ve bought.

You can get them in various guises including: i2c backpack; 12 pins; 16 pins; resistors built-in; common anode; common cathode etc.

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