First time on this forum and probably not the last! Need some help with a VFD project I’m working on. I purchased a VFD from Jaycar (datasheet here).
I’m using an Arduino Mini Pro to control the VFD, I’m using the digital out pins 2-8 to control the segments and 9-12 to control the grids. I’m using the Vcc to supply 5v to the VFD and grounding it to the onboard ground, in addition to this, there is a delay of 5ms between digital output changes. As you may have guessed, the brightness of the display is absolutely abysmal. The datasheet says Vgrid and Vseg needs to be 12VDC and the same for Vseg.
I would love to know how to achieve this 12VDC, I’m a bit new to electronics and I have only vague ideas of what I need to do, any help would be appreciated!