0

Vacuum Fluorescent Display Repaired to Scroll Sensor Data, is Powered by Raspberry Pi #IoT #IoTuesday #RaspberryPi

Hacker Jeroen Domburg bought a few VFDs and then set about the task of turning one of them into a scrolling clock and sensor display for IoT data. The project includes troubleshooting burn-in on the screen, a beautiful flat-flush seamless case design, and a particularly brilliant hack of removing the MB621468 IC and jumping a number of wires to re-establish connections (part 3 of the build). Check out the results below and read the full step-by-step here on the SpritsMods blog.

IMG_0028

IMG_0034

IMG_0055

IMG_0070

Ofcourse, it would be very easy to take a tablet or a Raspberry Pi plus a LCD, install a webbrowser and point it at a statistics page, but where’s the fun in that? We nowadays have enough LCDs around and although IPS panels nowadays are pretty good, the viewing angle still can be a problem. There’s also the aesthetics bits: LCDs are everywhere nowadays, and I wanted something different.


 
See the full build process here.


Join 4,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

Learn “How Computers Work” with Bill Gates, Ladyada and more – From Code.org !

CircuitPython in 2018 – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Pololu’s New Machines

Wearables — Glue for the occasion

Electronics — Disable unused channels!

Biohacking — Two Blood Meters to Start Your Biohacking Adventure

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.