Addressable 7-Segment Displays

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7-segment displays always add a nice touch to a project requiring some sort of numeric display. As simple as they are, they still end up requiring a lot of extra work just to get them going. When I discovered the WS2811, and the fact it could drive 3 LEDs of any type, I knew it would be perfect for this project.

 The board is simple, just 3 x WS2811 that control the 8 LEDs of the 7-segment display. The displays need to be common Anode so that the WS2811 can ground each pin as controlled. 

They only require 3 wires from the arduino to get them going, and you can daisy chain as many together as you like!

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If you would like to skip the build process and just buy a few, I'm trying out running my own Crowdfunding campaign on my website, check it out here: https://shop.idlehandsdev.com/products/addressable-7-segment-display

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Control several 7-segment displays with a single data line from the microcontroller!
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 11:24

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