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?