Common Anode vs Common Cathode (newbie question)

I got a 7 segment LED display, and its a common anode. Does common anode mean that it has 1 positive terminal and the rest are negative?

Yes exactly. The positive pin is common for the 7 LED segments, and they have each their own cathode.

You can search the forum, for a fairly recent thread about how to hook those up.

Can you link me to the thread please? Tried searching, couldn’t find it.

The built in search in the forum is not very good. I often use Google to search the site, it mostly works a lot better.

I’ve seen that thread, but I was wondering if there is a way to drive common anode display directly from Arduino.

This is the closest i can find :