Saturday, March 26, 2011

7-Segment LEDs

I've been playing with 7-segment LEDs over the past couple of days, starting with the LED and a '4543 BCD decoder, then adding a counter, a debouncer for the switch that drove the counter, and eventually a timer to make it count by itself.  The writeup is here.

I feel compelled to prepare these elaborate writeups so I don't feel quite so bad when I tear the circuit down.  It's not like woodworking (alas), where you end up with something to keep when you're done.  Instead, build a circuit, take it apart, build another one, take it apart, and so on.  Well, I'll keep some circuits.  This just wasn't one of them.

The result:

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