Get BIG Fonts on your 16×2 Digital Display

More like converting your 16×2 into a 1×5, but if you want some big characters with different fonts check it out! There is actually a lot of clever work that went into this one. Upir shares the details on GitHub. More details on Hackaday:

As [upir] explains, the trick to getting large fonts on a display that’s normally limited to two rows of 16 characters each lies in the eight custom characters the display allows to be added to its preprogrammed character set. These can store carefully crafted patterns that can then be assembled to make reasonable facsimiles of the ten numerals. Each custom pattern forms one-quarter of the finished numeral, which spans what would normally be a two-by-two character matrix on the display. Yes, there’s a one-pixel wide blank space running horizontally and vertically through each big character, but it’s not that distracting.

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