Bubble Display Hookup Guide
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The Bubble Display is a tiny 4-digit, 7-segment display. It's perfect if you need some user feedback from your system, but don't want to fiddle with LCDs or other display options. The Bubble Display comes in an easy-to-use DIP package and can be used in breadboards, protoboards, or PCBs.
Covered in This Tutorial
This tutorial will go over the basic hardware requirements for the bubble display, show you how to hook one up to an Arduino microcontroller, and then show you a few different example sketches.
To follow along with all of the examples in this tutorial, you will need the following parts:
Before you go any further, check the tutorials below, and makes sure you have a good understanding of the concepts mentioned.
- What is an Arduino?
- Working with Wire
- How to Use a Breadboard
- Integrated Circuits (ICs)
- Current Limiting Resistors