7-Segment Number Display

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Assemble the Parts
  3. Configure the Radio
  4. Wire up the Circuit
  5. Use it!

1) Introduction

Number communicate clearly. With a simple 7-segment numeric display you can show how many, how much, which one or when with precision. It’s a snap to display numbers wirelessly with an XBee radio.

The XBee directly drives a simple numeric display, and that’s often all a project needs. For example, here’s some characters you can show in seven segments, (click the image to see even more possibilities):

The numbers can be small or huge. For applications that require extensive text, check out our LCD text display example for rich communications. Otherwise when simple numbers and letters fit the bill, here’s how to get ’em….

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