Introduction: DIY Big 7-Segment Internet Display

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In this project I will show you how I combined 4 inch 7-segment displays and an ESP8266 Wifi module to create an 8 digit display that can present your most important data from the internet. Let's get started!

Step 1: Watch the Videos!

The two videos give you a detailed overview on what you need to do to build your own "Internet Display". But I will present you some additional helpful advice in the next steps.

Step 2: Order Your Parts!

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Here you can find a parts list with example sellers:

Amazon.com:

8x 4" 7-Segment Displays: http://amzn.to/1lP54qx

1x Atmega328P: http://amzn.to/1lP5a1w

4x TLC5940: http://amzn.to/1NSUwkB

1x ESP8266: http://amzn.to/1NSUxov

1x FTDI Programmer: http://amzn.to/1NSUyc1

1x 16MHz Crystal: http://amzn.to/1NSUzNk

6x 100nF, 2x22pF Capacitor: http://amzn.to/1NSUARc

2x 10µF Capacitor: http://amzn.to/1NSUHw6

5x 10kΩ, 5x 2kΩ, 1x3.3kΩ Resistor: http://amzn.to/1NSUGs6

1x 3.3V Regulator: http://amzn.to/1lP5HjO

1x 5V Regulator: http://amzn.to/1NSUPf6

Female Headers: http://amzn.to/1NSURDR

Male Headers: http://amzn.to/1NSUQQ6

Perfboard: -

9V 2A Power Supply: http://amzn.to/1lP665O

DC Jack: http://amzn.to/1lP691z

Amazon.de:

8x 4" 7-Segment Displays: -

1x Atmega328P: http://amzn.to/1JbxzDD

4x TLC5940: http://amzn.to/1JbxAYf

1x ESP8266: http://amzn.to/1ITSpwz

1x FTDI Programmer: http://amzn.to/1JbxEah

1x 16MHz Crystal: http://amzn.to/1ITStfN

6x 100nF, 2x22pF Capacitor: http://amzn.to/1JbxIa4

2x 10µF Capacitor: http://amzn.to/1JbxIa4

5x 10kΩ, 5x 2kΩ, 1x3.3kΩ Resistor: http://amzn.to/1ITSwbv

1x 3.3V Regulator: -

1x 5V Regulator: http://amzn.to/1LUSmyj

Female Headers: http://amzn.to/1IMwUZK

Male Headers: http://amzn.to/1IMwUZK

Perfboard: http://amzn.to/1ITSCQi

9V 2A Power Supply: http://amzn.to/1JbxPmb

DC Jack: http://amzn.to/1NtXgmx

Ebay:

8x 4" 7-Segment Displays: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x Atmega328P: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

4x TLC5940: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x ESP8266: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x FTDI Programmer: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 16MHz Crystal: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

6x 100nF, 2x22pF Capacitor:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

2x 10µF Capacitor: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

5x 10kΩ, 5x 2kΩ, 1x3.3kΩ Resistor: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 3.3V Regulator: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 5V Regulator: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Female Headers: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Male Headers: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Perfboard: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

9V 2A Power Supply: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

DC Jack: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Step 3: Build the Circuit!

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Here you can find the circuit as a picture and/or the Eagle .sch and .brd files to make your own professional PCB.

Step 4: Upload the Code!

Here you can find the code that I created for this project. Make sure you include the tlc5940 library and update the number of used TLCs: https://code.google.com/p/tlc5940arduino/

Step 5: Success!

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You did it. You just built your own 7-Segment Internet Display.


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Comments

resad indipa made it! (author)2016-08-01

i design my own pcb layout

hrithikbansal70 (author)2016-01-04

Great project!

Is your raspberry pi for sale?If yes pls mail me its details and the asking price @ hrithikbansal70@gmail.com

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