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m4a2t0t
01-31-02, 04:31 PM
http://m4a2t0t.homestead.com/files/computer/lcdfront.JPG
http://m4a2t0t.homestead.com/files/computer/lcdback.JPG

its a vacuum fluorescent display ,has a nice blue green color with a black backround,going to fit in a 5" bay.

going to have it display temps and cpu speed and whatever else i want to display

havta make a wiring harness to hook up 5V and then 1 wire into the serial port,might have pics of it powered up tonight

el bob
01-31-02, 04:33 PM
looks cool

how does this differ from an lcd display?

m4a2t0t
01-31-02, 04:40 PM
its pretty much the same except the display looks different,its was more expensive than a LCD
http://seetron.com/vfd22db_1.htm
it will look like this under a bay cover,woulda bought it with the bay kit but it was anout $70 more and the display by itself was on sale so i can mod the cover myself.

m4a2t0t
02-01-02, 01:57 AM
http://m4a2t0t.homestead.com/files/computer/lcddisplay.jpg
http://m4a2t0t.homestead.com/files/computer/lcdwires.jpg

this thing is awesome,still need to put it into the drive bay cover.
going to talk to one of my teachers and see what i need to do to display real time cpu temps

el bob
02-01-02, 04:18 PM
not only a nice mod but the man has camera skills too! :-D

m4a2t0t
02-01-02, 04:39 PM
i've been practicing;)

almost got the cover done

Qwijib0
02-01-02, 05:05 PM
lucky bastich!

I want a VFD!!!

nice looking stuff :nod:

CiscoKid
02-01-02, 06:22 PM
how much was it?

m4a2t0t
02-01-02, 08:45 PM
$80

gertvanjoe
02-05-02, 01:47 PM
I don't know if LCD smartie 5 can be used for that display but it can if I remeber correct do stuff trhough the serail port . Maybe have a look ?

m4a2t0t
02-05-02, 01:53 PM
thanks

i may buy a parallel lcd