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Kinetic digital clock takes 7-segment displays to another dimension

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 20th, 2021 Seven-segment displays have been around for ages, and they have a really cool retro aesthetic about them. Over on Instructables, user alstroemeria (known as Jacky Mok in real life) decided to build a different kind of display that utilizes individual servo motors to slide the segments out, thus creating a 3D clock. The […]

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Mechanical 7-segment display made using electromagnets

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mechanical 7-segment display made using electromagnets Arduino Team — July 21st, 2020 When you think of a “7-segment” display, your mind naturally goes to something involving LCD or LED technology. As seen here, however, this 0-9 pattern can also be duplicated mechanically using a series of electromagnets. Neeraj Rane’s 3D-printed device is controlled by an Arduino […]

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A 7-foot-tall 7-segment display

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seven-segment displays are normally diminutive items, able to show info from a clock or other device, in a size that’s easily tucked away when not needed. Jegatheesan Soundarapandian’s single-digit display, however, is just the opposite standing at nearly seven feet tall. The project is constructed out of cardboard, with a PVC spine for extra strength. Inside, […]

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Mechanical 7-segment display made with micro servos and an Arduino Mega

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mechanical 7-segment display made with micro servos and an Arduino Mega Arduino Team — February 12th, 2020 Flip displays are an interesting piece of technology, physically moving segments into place that stay put until other information is needed. Michael Klements has been especially fascinated by these devices, and after inspiration from another project, he decided […]

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Intuitive Arduino clock has seven alarms and three LED displays

Reading Time: 2 minutes Intuitive Arduino clock has seven alarms and three LED displays Arduino Team — June 19th, 2019 Alarm clocks of old—and certainly many of those today—require several button pushes to set things up properly. Maker Michael Wessel, however, decided to implement his own take on a more intuitive clock, creating a device that features three separate […]