Design Ideas

A project log for Hex Display Module

Hex character module made from 3mm USSR 7-segment displays

robertRobert 10/01/2023 at 22:500 Comments

The look of these vintage displays are what drew me to them, and the gold pins are an important part of that visual appeal. I'd like to be able to keep the pins straight and visible, and preferable gold. Unfortunately, solder will cover some of the gold finish, that is unless gold solder is an option (doubtful). I haven't made any decisions yet, but soldering them down to a PCB is the backup plan. My primary plan is to use a socket of some kind.

To help consider ideas, I made a model of the displays in Tinkercad. I'm rather new to 3d modeling, so it was good practice. It's not perfect, but it should work.

I also mocked up some PCB mounting patterns.