Custom VFD controller.

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I have completed, still a few bugs to work out, a VFD controller driver.

there are a crapload of custom VFDs on ebay, about 130 of them from the same seller. they looked like they were designed for compact stereos, but were never employed. So i bought one to do a project with.

I used a mega163L, 4mhz, which is what I had on hand. I emulated the Noritake T23A command set for 1 main perpose, So i can use PC software LCDhype with a winamp plugin so i can display an FFT spectrum and song info on the display.

So far so good, i gotta work out a quirk with the LCDhype software. its scrolling the whole spectrum and text, because the commandset im emulating, this is emulated as a 1x24 display. if i somehow could emulate it as a 2x12, bar as the bottom 12, and text as the top 12, it would fix that mess. :) but not sur ehow to emulate rows. but i could work with a single row command emulation just fine. :)

any ideas? what do you think?

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another pic and code.

If you want to do something like I am doing with this particular VFD, they can be had on ebay. VERY cheap.

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off-topic for this forum - read the Guidelines.

Leon

Leon Heller G1HSM

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says when i go to my projects on the left, if i add this as a project, to check this forum, and when its final, publish it on the projects.

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Please do not submit unfinished projects! The Academy Projects area is a place to share your completed projects with others. If you have a project in progress, or a project looking for contributors, please post a thread in the Academy Forum to gain feedback. Once your masterpiece is complete, of course, we would love to see it here in the Academy Projects section.
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so how is it off topic?

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I struggled for days to get the noritake 140x32 vfd glass we have working acording to the oddly worded datasheet. I thought I was the only guy in the world that didnt work at Noritake Tokyo that had ever figured it out. If you got all that to work on your own, then YOU DA MAN!

Imagecraft compiler user

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yep sure did. :)

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I got a nortake GU311 display which is like a 128x32 display. that think sucks. slower than garbage. LOL.

the problem with noritake displays, they use encapsulation. makes it uber slow. you cant just send 1 byte after the other. they encapsulate each frame.

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mbates14 wrote:
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Please do not submit unfinished projects! The Academy Projects area is a place to share your completed projects with others. If you have a project in progress, or a project looking for contributors, please post a thread in the Academy Forum to gain feedback. Once your masterpiece is complete, of course, we would love to see it here in the Academy Projects section.
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so how is it off topic?

It's an unfinished project!

Leon

Leon Heller G1HSM

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leon_heller wrote:
mbates14 wrote:
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Please do not submit unfinished projects! The Academy Projects area is a place to share your completed projects with others. If you have a project in progress, or a project looking for contributors, please post a thread in the Academy Forum to gain feedback. Once your masterpiece is complete, of course, we would love to see it here in the Academy Projects section.
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so how is it off topic?

It's an unfinished project!

Leon


It may be an unfinished project, but this [AVRfreaks Academy forum] topic
does comply with the New Project notification for projects in progress.

Stan

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sbennett wrote:
leon_heller wrote:
mbates14 wrote:
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Please do not submit unfinished projects! The Academy Projects area is a place to share your completed projects with others. If you have a project in progress, or a project looking for contributors, please post a thread in the Academy Forum to gain feedback. Once your masterpiece is complete, of course, we would love to see it here in the Academy Projects section.
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so how is it off topic?

It's an unfinished project!

Leon


It may be an unfinished project, but this [AVRfreaks Academy forum] topic
does comply with the New Project notification for projects in progress.

Stan

Read the Guidelines again!

"The Academy Projects area is a place to share your completed projects with others."

"If you have a project in progress, or a project looking for contributors, please post a thread in the AVR Forum to gain feedback."

"Once your masterpiece is complete, of course, we would love to see it in the Academy Projects section - you can upload it by clicking on this link: https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...."

Leon

Leon Heller G1HSM

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Where are the mods at? if they would be so kind to move the thread.

also, why bicker over where something is posted? i mean seriously.

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It is important, cluttering up this forum with irrelevant stuff devalues the proper content. Why do you think it was created in the first place?

It would be best if you reposted in the correct place.

Leon

Leon Heller G1HSM

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leon_heller wrote:
Read the Guidelines again!

Leon,

I'm pointing out, again, that the user/moderator posted guidelines are in conflict
with New Project admin managed message and that the AVR Freaks admins ARE
the highest authority as they have ultimate control.

Stan

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well its completed now. ;) so it qualifies.

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It is important, cluttering up this forum with irrelevant stuff devalues the proper content. Why do you think it was created in the first place?

Uhmm...bickering about the relevance of something with so many post including mine sounds like an excelent way to clutter up the place with irrelevant content...

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