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  • Works well with a RaspberryPi

    posted by furyfire on 09/07/2012
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    - Easy protocol once you get the hang of it
    - Reasonably low power usage
    - Bright, on the highest setting this really glows alot

    Cons:

    - The documentation is sparse - You're basicly stuck with a 4 page manual poorly translated to english and one sample project on google code for arduino.
    - Mine came slightly bend in the mail, but it's working. You might not be so lucky.

    OtherThoughts:

    Either a pro or a con. But it's a 7segment display. Don't expect to write much beyond letters on the display.

    Bottomline:

    If you like tinkering with hardware and you're not affried to implement your own driver buy it.
    I'm gonna stick mine on desk and have it show Temperature, wind direction and wind speed downloaded from the web.

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