You say you wired individual digits the same. This means you will have four digits displaying the same, rather than their own, data. However you also appear to have paid attention to the current requirements, thereby engaging on a pointless exercise, but not fatal.
Ohh i meant as in, i saw how a single digit segment display was wired. So i took that and expanded it on what i thought the 4 digit segment display should be like. If i'm correct or not, idk.
Don't ask, just read. If it's not particularly relevant now, it will be soon.
Okay will do.
At the moment you have a huge picture that takes time to load and is tedious to view. Those silly enough to wait eventually find it says nothing, which is likely to piss them off mightily. When a wire disappears under a display, who knows where it's going? and those that don't know are not likely to care. You might have a better time of it if you just move the display down one row. A $2 kit of jumpers would give you some more colours. You won't regret that.
Ohh sorry about that. When i opened it it wasnt actually huge. I did wonder on the size though, it just never struck me. I think it would be better if i did a diagram. Any software to lay it out easily?
There may be minor differences in forward voltage with different colours, hence different current limiting resistors. I don't think this is particularly critical, just something you ought to be aware of.
Ahhh okay, i didnt know that thanks.
Where are your current limiting resistors?
It looks like you are trying to drive all four of your characters at the same time instead of multiplexing them. Have you considered what the current draw would be (even if you did have the correct current limiting resistors installed) if you tried to display 8 8 8 8 ?
Download a copy of the ATmega328 datasheet, find Table 28-1 and then look at notes 3 and 4 that follow the table.
I don't have any, unless it uses the onboard one, which im guessing the single digit does. I modified the single digit layout for 4 digits. Idk if i'm correct in that, it was just a thought. I didn't test it yet cause i wasn't sure if it would just blow up so that's why im asking here.
Multiplexing from my understanding somewhat comes from the code.
Though like i said in my first post, i'm new to this.