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Nuts & Volts Magazine (July 2018)

Build Your Own Funky STEAMPUNK Display

By David Goodsell    View Digital Edition  


I use LCD displays in almost every project. However, in this modern age of steampunk, I stumbled on something much cooler. I found these 1” high seven-segment electromechanical displays (EMDs) that go clickity, click. I embarked on an ambitious project that featured five 1941 vintage rotary phone step-by-step (SXS) switches. I thought these EMDs would be the perfect match to display the dialed digits. So, I ordered a dozen and the rest is history.

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