Adafruit 0.56" 4-Digit 7-Segment Display w/I2C Backpack - Red

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  • Adafruit 4-digit 7-segment display with I2C backpack
  • Adafruit library for easy use
  • Controlled over I2C interface
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Adafruit 0.56" 4-Digit 7-Segment Display w/I2C Backpack - Red info

If you need more than LEDs for indication in your projects, your next option is LED matrices or 7-segments. Adafruit 0.56" 4-Digit 7-Segment Display w/I2C Backpack – Red is a great product to use as indicators in your projects.

7-segments are great, but they have a small problem. You need 14 pins to control a 4-digit-7-segment display and that is a lot of pins to give up. There are driver chips like MAX7219, but that solution needs lots of space and lots of wiring. With Adafruit 0.56" 4-Digit 7-Segment Display w/I2C Backpack – Red, Adafruit solves this boring problem. The 7-segments have I2C backpacks to reduce the number of pins needed to drive the 7-segments to just two.

The driver chip on the matrices does all the needed things for you. It has a built-in clock, so it multiplexes the display. It has constant current dividers for ultra-bright, consistent color and it has 1/16 step display dimming and this is all done via simple I2C interface. The backpacks come with address-selection jumpers so you can connect up to four mini 8x8's or eight 7-segments (or a combination, such as four mini 8x8's and four 7-segments, etc) on a single I2C bus.

A bit of soldering is required to attach the matrix onto the backpack but it is easy to do and only takes about 5 minutes. There is also a detailed tutorial from Adafruit to show how to solder, wire and control the display. There is also a library that can be used with the 8x8 LED matrices and 4-digit 7-segment displays. 

 

Adafruit 0.56" 4-Digit 7-Segment Display w/I2C Backpack – Red - General Specifications

  • Adafruit 4-digit 7-segment display with I2C backpack
  • Adafruit library for easy use
  • Controlled over I2C interface

 

Adafruit 0.56" 4-Digit 7-Segment Display w/I2C Backpack – Red - Technical Specifications

  • Backpack Dimensions: 27mm x 50mm x 4mm / 1.1" x 2" x 0.16"
  • Backpack Weight: 5.3g
  • 7-Segment Display Dimensions: 19mm x 50mm x 14mm / 0.75" x 2" x 0.56"
  • 7-Segment Display Weight: 8.4g
  • I2C Address: 7-bit, selectable with jumpers, between 0x70-0x77

The product kit comes with:                               

  • A fully tested and assembled LED backpack
  • Ultra-bright 4-digit 0.56" tall green seven-segment display
  • 4-pin header

 

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Documents

Adafruit LED Backpack Learn Page: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-led-backpack

Adafruit LED Backpack Library: https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-LED-Backpack-Library

 

References

Adafruit Product Page: https://www.adafruit.com/products/878

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