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EEVblog #717 - How To Hack Vacuum Fluorescent Displays

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Published on Feb 23, 2015

Dave explains what Vacuum Fluorescent Displays (VFD's) are, how they work, and then hacks an interface and reverse engineers a surplus Babcock VF-0240-7 display from an industrial machine to make it work with an Arduino.

UPDATE: Found the datasheet: http://www.eevblog.com/files/Babcock-...

Forum: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eev...

TI TL4810 VFD Driver chip: http://html.alldatasheet.com/html-pdf...
Another page with info on a different model:
http://www.geocities.ws/jmsjhs/VF-014...

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