Bruce Kroeze (invoke) wrote,
Bruce Kroeze

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Argh! Must...not...rush

Argh, I just blew a load of work. I was building a prototype 7-segment display module for a simmstick. I've got a million of them sitting around, and in many cases, I prefer them to LCDs.

I even remember thinking, "This is pretty ambitious, I should work up a schematic before I get to soldering." I couldn't wait, I just dove in to the assembly. I got to the end, it was very pretty, but I managed to wire them in blocks of 2. So, though I had 8 displays, I could only display 4 discrete numbers. "1234" would be "11223344"

Argh! I'll try and remember this lesson.

Not a total loss, I did learn something about designing things on a "sea of holes" protoboard.
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