Twitter VFD Display

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    Built a display for Twitter messages using a used VFD cashier display, an Arduino board and Flash.

    The arduino-side code is very basic:

    #include
    #define rxPin 2
    #define txPin 3

    // set up a new serial port
    SoftwareSerial mySerial = SoftwareSerial(rxPin, txPin);

    void setup() {
    // define pin modes for tx, rx, led pins:
    pinMode(rxPin, INPUT);
    pinMode(txPin, OUTPUT);

    // set the data rate for the SoftwareSerial port
    Serial.begin(4800);

    mySerial.begin(9600);

    mySerial.print(0x10,BYTE);
    mySerial.print(0x14,BYTE);
    mySerial.print(0x0c,BYTE);

    }

    void loop() {
    if ( Serial.available() > 0 ) mySerial.print(Serial.read(), BYTE);
    }

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    1. johnnybelmont 75 months ago | reply

      You are a clever bloke!

    2. BIT-101 75 months ago | reply

      \m/

      why didn't i think of that?

    3. TOCA ME 75 months ago | reply

      ... ah - the "lötkolben"...
      now i'm waiting for a twitter bracelet in a wlan-world!

    4. TheRobbStory 68 months ago | reply

      Any chance we could take a peek at your code?

    5. Quasimondo 68 months ago | reply

      Which one? The Flash one or the Arduino one?

    6. TheRobbStory 68 months ago | reply

      both, if you don't mind.. therobbstory at gmail dot com

    7. mduboy 68 months ago | reply

      Great work, can i get the code?
      Thanks
      mduboy at gmail dot com

    8. meganleigh 64 months ago | reply

      great! have you made your codes public?

    9. Martijn A.C. Snels 59 months ago | reply

      Could you build something like this for me? I'm willing to pay for it of course!

    10. santoshaxl 42 months ago | reply

      we are newbie can we get code so that we can learn a lot from you
      santoshaxl64 at yahoo dot com

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