I LURVE Vacuum Fluorescent Displays. If we have a quantity of the similar ones, we should make up a batch of boards to plop them onto either arduino’s or raspi’s or something. Standardize on a current driver-chip (Darlington array?), some sort of serial protocol, and an interface (I2C, SPI, clock+data bit-banging, something else simple with minimum pin-out…)
It’d be pretty neat to put one on say an esp8266 or something.
Here is a link to Noritake Itron’s page for their Arduino library. Be aware it may require tweaking to function correctly.
I found this. A nice datasheet!
I used @MIPS link above.
I used the CUU series and placed the library in the library folder.
In the arduio sketch I moved data 0 to D8 seeing D0 is RX
CUU_Parallel_M68 interface(9,10,11, 8,1,2,3,4,5,6,7);//RS,WR,RD,D0-D7
Well done Ron!
You have the ability to whip something up so we can just plug in a module and the microcontroller simply cycles characters or blocks for testing which panels are good or bad? I could probably build the board and supply a pro mini for the task.
I sure can. I won’t be in till monday though.
You’ll have plenty of time. I’m effectively out of the country for the next two weeks.