Adafruit will not be shipping USPS orders Monday February 18, 2019 for the federal holiday, Presidents Day. Expedited USPS orders placed after 11am ET Friday February 15 will go out Tuesday February 19.
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.


Please vote for Limor Fried (Ladyada) for Red Hat’s Women in Open Source Award
Our Ladyada (Limor Fried) was nominated for Red Hat’s Women in Open Source Award! Please vote for her! Visit: https://www.redhat.com/en/about/women-in-open-source

Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 10,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython 2019!

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 — Apple manufacturing in the U.S.? Easier said than done.

Wearables — Hot glue undo

Electronics — Working with sensitive circuits?

Biohacking — Circadian Pi Desk Light

Python for Microcontrollers — Python is for the birds, deep dive, Raspberry Pi store, and more! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF @Adafruit

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.