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Hi, sorry if this sounds simplistic or silly but I am a newbie (and the wrong side of 70) and just starting in this field. I am wondering if the 32 x 16 display panel can programmed to run in the vertical format. For example I would like to have the numeral 8 vertical and blinking. Why? I would like to make a kart racing pit board if possible. Thank you in advance. Chris


If it's the economy LCD text displays, the answer is no.
  ... with a transistor and a large sum of money to spend ...
Please don't PM me with technical questions. Post them in the forum.


I have seen web pages for making custom characters for 2- or 4-line LCD displays.


So I guess it's possible with a lot of coding.


I have seen web pages for making custom characters for 2- or 4-line LCD displays.
There are (normally) ony 8 definable characters, I don't think that will be enough.
Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of. (D.Adams)


Post a link to the display you have in mind. I guess it must be quite large for this application.


Thank you all for the replies. Here is the display I was enquiring about. What would be the maximum number of LEDs in a one numeral display? (How high - wide?)



That would work. The digits can be as big as you want. You could make one single digit as big as the display.

For a guide on how to magnify existing digits, have a look at the code inside the Adafruit libraries for their LCDs. They have a very simple method of adjusting the text size which could be adapted to this display if it's not already in the freetronics library.
"The problem is in the code you didn't post."


Thank you MorganS. Will keep plugging away. Do you know if anyone has made a pit-board display before?


If you look at that page you linked to, there is a lot of documentation listed at the bottom.

Tom.... :)
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