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Description: We love 7-segment displays and we know you do too, so we have made the easiest (arguably) to use medium for you to get up and running and use! This SparkFun OpenSegment Shield was specifically designed to run on top of most Arduino Uno compatible boards, all you need to do is attach headers and your choice of 7-segment display to the shield and snap it in, no bread boards required. The OpenSegment Shield can combine a classic 4-digit 7-segment display and an ATMega328 microcontroller allowing you to control every segment individually using only a few serial lines.
Just like our other 7-segment boards, the OpenSegment Shield can be controlled in one of three ways: Serial TTL communication, SPI serial communication or I2C serial. This shield is very similar to our other OpenSegment Displays, the biggest benefit to this board is its ease of use thanks to the Arduino Uno form factor.
Note: This does NOT include a 7-segment display. We’ve removed the display itself to give you a chance to choose a specific color. Check the Recommended Products section below for different options.
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Great idea and easy to use. No problems to report. The highlight is the very complete Connection Guide: accurate and complete. I like these displays for debugging code, because i am too lazy to click and open the serial dialog. I have yet to hack the firmware, but that looks like it has endless possibilities as well.
I bought the shield several months after I bought the 7 segment display from SparkFun. I should have checked the recommended products (so this is almost totally on me), but this board only works with the 20mm 7 segment display, not the regular 7 segment display.
Oh well. I’ll just grab one next time I order from Sparkfun.