Addressable 7-Segment Displays

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45 thoughts on “Addressable 7-Segment Displays

  1. The response to create a library for these has been much greater than anticipated. So I apologize if I don't get back to your email, comment, tweet, etc. I will try my best to get to all of them, even if its not right away.

  2. Is it possible to use the neopixel as a stopwatch or counter instead of using the small 7 segment display?

  3. Hey Sean! I just found your channel, and I think it's fantastic. Your production quality is great, and the content is paced really well. You're an inspiration. Cheers from Cape Breton.

  4. Great video , How about doing a video for us Raspberry Pi users . Maybe use it to display output from a dht22 temp / press

  5. About that library, it would easy to expand my current library NeoPixelBus, to support this. If interested in some collaboration, let me know.

  6. Brilliant to use WS2811 not for RGB-led but for 7-Segment Display. This gives other uses than for eg TM1628.

  7. Found your channel via the videos you made for Make, and watched several of your most recent videos. Very cool stuff.

    As an aside:
    I would argue these are serialized 7segment displays as opposed to addressable in the sense that microcontroller peripherals are addressable (but I suppose that's not really worth getting nitpicky about)

  8. Whoa .. i'm absolutely thrilled by your idea! It's so cool……

    Now, imagine designing a dedicated new small controller like a WS2811 but dedicated to 7segment displays and similar multifunction segment-displays.

    That way, one can even keep the amount of needed software and translation (numbers to segments/(controller-parts)) down for the controlling MCU .. and display producers maybe could produce completely enclosed standalone variants.

    BAMM We have a wonderful world of displays with low cost of I/O pins and necessary wiring/needed contacts on PCBs..

    A very cool thing…

    You make 2019 having a somewhat cool start in tech. 😉

  9. Ingenious.
    Though I have no current use for them I can definitely see advantages. Glad to see someone doing his own crowdfunding

  10. And here I were considering WS2811 complicated multiplexing, oh well… but I suppose that the dimming option is sort of neat 🙂

  11. these are cool, it would be hyper cool if you incorporated addressable RGB capability with something like the MENTOR’s 7 Segment RGB Displays!

  12. Hey nice job great idea to use ws2811 chip for that……. OK NOW youTube set it up to make money on the view and what not and it has worked. I don't pay in money but I pay in time but a lot of "youtubers" now want patrons on top of what they make from YouTube and any side advertising.. just sad to see greed come to somthing so great well when people enjoyed making videos.

  13. Nice project! I have some of these chips laying around still. In the datasheet you can read that each output channel can drive current for up to three LEDs in series. I think that would allow for some very nice super-sized displays…

  14. When I first saw it I was thinking I bet he just shoved three of the… Yes, yes he did.

    I was pondering if it was going to be cheaper and more effective to make a dedicated chip for that but then I realized due to economies of scale I bet those chips are fairly cheap.

    For shits and giggles you should make the numbers fade between each other like phosphor glow… 😀

  15. I would have thought this would have been done already. These should be commercially available, china should make em for free 99 on fleabay…Love these real ideas that make ya say "now why didn't I think of that"

  16. waiting for some chip manufacturer create a modified version of ws2811 for seven segment display plus decimal point…

  17. This is a very cool concept. I love the simplicity of the integration. Looking for to trying to connect them up with an ESP32 running Micropython, lots of very fun possibilities!

  18. Nice work on the boards. And congrats too. Saw your 3d printer Christmas ornament. On the make you tube channel. Thought that was really cool.

  19. Wow! I've been hoping someone would build this. I've just one question – Support for a larger seven segment display? I would like to drive 3 pairs of 7-Segment digits, specifically(YUNSUN ysd-1600ar6f-89) . Will unit do this?

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