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A project log for "pxlDigit" - a 3D printed seven segment digit

Easy 3D printable seven segment digit powered by 14 WS2812 LEDs.

FabFab 01/26/2021 at 13:580 Comments

The 3D printed housing of the “pxlDigits” (thats how I called these seven segments) was initially not intended to be “just” a 7-segment display with WiFi like I used it for the pxlBlck_digitClock.

Originally I used it to build a kind of timer from a two-digit, 7-segment display for a friend of mine. She is a primary school teacher and had the problem that she needed a time display for her students that can also be read by students who are not yet able to read numbers and / or estimate time periods.

In this case, the display of the numbers on the 7-segment display is of course unsuitable. That is why the display was extended by a 1m long LED strip made of WS2812 LEDs and a rotary encoder. The time can then be set using the rotary encoder.

You can see the functionality in the Video below.

If you are interested in building this, I prepared a buildlog for it on my blog: