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Save those displays!

Post by Sambuchi » Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:44 pm

Thought I would share one of my projects that I finished today...

www.sambuchi.net/Projects/Displays/

This one took only a few days and was quite fun. The project mainly dealt with interfacing to a Hitatchi 44780 based LCD.

This was a simple display I took off a coffee maker at work that ate it last week. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: No coffee for 2 days! :shock:

I plan on using this project in others... If you see any of these displays around in a junk pile.. pick them up! I want it!


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Post by jollyrgr » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:38 pm

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Post by dacflyer » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:31 pm

ditto,, link does not work,.,

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Post by Robert Reed » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:52 pm

Link opened first time (hours ago) but won't open now.

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Post by Sambuchi » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:15 am

sorry about that...

my router just died.
never buy a linksys router.. belkin is much better. my opinion. :cool:

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Post by dacflyer » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:31 pm

Hmmm for some dumb reason my server at work has your site blocked
i have to wait till i get home to look at it.

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Post by haklesup » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:17 pm

That must have been some coffee maker, 2 line vac flourescent display. It sure beats the clock on a MrCoffee.

I met an artist once at a party in Half Moon Bay. He put a few of these around the room scrolling messages he thought were important. IMO, The important part was it got him lots of conversations with the ladies. Who knew?

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Post by Sambuchi » Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:25 pm

It was the ferrari of coffee makers.

They had this thing parked in the executive break room right next to the massage specialist. "Engineers/techs were not allowed to go in here.. :x "

I picked off a lot of sensors off this thing too...

You should see the new model that they bought... I think it has a built-in rfid tag reader to tell you where the closest coffee bean bag is. If I get past the guard to the break room, I'll take a picture of it to show you.

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Post by Dean Huster » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:11 pm

Actually, Tony, I'm more impressed with your display support box. What model Tek DSO is that?

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Post by hp » Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:00 am

Wow, and a Noritake VFD at that. Those are generally expensive HD44780 compatiable VFDs that are quite simple to control.

Great job getting that to work. I would have never though to look in modern consumer grade equipment for that kind of high end stuff. They generally all use custom ASICs and cheapo vfd / lcd displays.

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