Small display for numbers

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  1. pjreijiri

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    Hello everyone,

    I have a project I am working on and I want to add something similar to what is in the picture.
    I need the numbers to change, the graphic doesn't have to (I can make a cutout and put an LED behind in)
    Any idea which screens I can use?
    I was looking around and saw the TFT. They are nice but might be a bit more complicated than what I need (especially since I never worked with screens before)
    Anyone has different ideas?

    Regards,
    Patrick
     
  2. djsfantasi

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    Just curious... What are you using to drive the display? And how big is it?

    I'd use a graphical LCD, like this one from Sparkfun. Presented for information only.

    https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10168
     
  3. blocco a spirale

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  4. pjreijiri

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    I have note picked a controller yet. But most probably I will have to work with PIC microcontrollers. Is that possible?
     
  5. blocco a spirale

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    Yes.
     
  6. pjreijiri

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    any examples to start from?
     
  7. AlbertHall

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    Different displays have different requirements. Graphic displays need more resources from the uC than text only displays. You need to choose a suitable display then look for code for driving it.
    I have a 320x240 pixel graphic display being driven by a 20 pin PIC (PIC18F14K22) so there is no problem there.
     
  8. blocco a spirale

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    I'm sure there are examples for the PIC if you look for them. There are also easy to use Arduino libraries for these displays available from Adafruit in the link I posted.
     
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