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A project log for PICTIL

Remake of the TIL311 hex LED display with recent technology.

AlexAlex 03/13/2016 at 18:504 Comments

did change the software. Now rev1 is also working correct. On the top is a original TIL311:


esot.eric wrote 03/14/2016 at 01:19 point

Slick. That point-light-source look feels so vintage, too. I dig it.

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 03/13/2016 at 21:21 point

That's incredibly AWESOME ! {bows}

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davedarko wrote 03/13/2016 at 19:02 point

awesome! so what's the price difference, is it noteable? or did you design that purely out of 'not being produced anymore' and curiosity in designing stuff? 

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Alex wrote 03/13/2016 at 19:19 point

The material costs of mine would be cheaper than a original (4~7€  on eBay). My should be under 2€ (PIC: 0,88€ + LEDs and resistors). A cost caluculation is a good idea to add to the details.. mh maybe I will do that the next days. 

The motivation was mostly out of curiosity. And it was was a very good soldering exercise. One benefit of the rebuilt is that it could get produced in any color LEDs are available. I did only chose red ones, because they were the cheapest. 

One other thing I was thinking about: The board could be also used for other things. By reprogramming the PIC it could be used for a lot of things. For example you could just count pulses on one of the input pins.

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