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As part of our Make: Arduino page, Riley Porter has posted a project that shows you how easy it is hook up a 7-segment LED display to your Arduino projects. This is the first, simplest method he explores. In a future project, he’ll show you more elegant solutions that don’t hog so many I/O pins.

And as with the RFID Reader project Riley posted, this is really a project stub. We’re hoping others who have used such displays on their ‘Duino projects will add their experiences, tips, images, etc. to the project. Make: Projects are living documents. Help them grow!

How to Drive a 7-Segment LED with an Arduino

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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