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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Easy to use bright display requiring few pins

    posted by strykeroz on 05/30/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Very bright display that is easy to interface to Arduino or even ATTiny since it only needs two pins to operate. Arduino TM1640 library also suits ATTiny45/85 so you can mount the small microcontroller on the back of the display even with spare pins for sw...
    Cons:
    7 segment displays make some characters not really possible, but this is still great for numeric values, and most alphas
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Excellent product

    posted by bbiandov on 03/31/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Excellent product, the Arduino library tm1638-library makes life totally simple. Kudos to the author of that library: https://code.google.com/p/tm1638-library/
    Cons:
    You can not dasy-chain multiple boards. Oh well.. life
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Really great value for money

    posted by signout111 on 12/02/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Really easy to use. PCB quality is really good. Great brightness. Brightness can be adjusted. Really easy to interface. Existing libraries can be pulled from the web. It even have a timing diagram of the clock and data printed on the back. Just clock in 8 b...
    Cons:
    None, really.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Works well with a RaspberryPi

    posted by furyfire on 09/07/2012 Certified Owner

    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 o...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Highly recommended

    posted by buskas on 08/28/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    - Cheap - Comes fully assembled - Cables included - Adjustable brightness via library - Good quality
    Cons:
    - Only 7 segments, suitable for numbers only - No documentation - No spacers/screws included for mounting (but suitable holes i...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    A reasonable display

    posted by smackaay on 08/06/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    This device is simple to use and uses very few IO pins on either your MCU or arduino. The response is fast and the brightness is good. This thing is awesome for any kind of time or increment display. Myself I use it to serve as a display on a deburring mach...
    Cons:
    There aren't many cons to consider on this device except perhaps the fact that it isn't 14 segment (vs 8 segment). other than t...
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