“Personal Electronic Retro Telegram”

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“Personal Electronic Retro Telegram”

Iain Sharpe made this lovely custom scrolling LED display as an Easter present for his girlfriend, Claire.

Present made for my lovely girlfriend. Based on a first-generation 1970s HP seven segment LED display that I was given. I loved the retro feel and decided to make a proper gadget with it. Presentation box in background made from printouts of the PCB layout.

[Thanks, John!]

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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