These photos show our attempt at parsing serial data to text on two different displays. We have 3 LED displays and a VFD display and interfacing with them to get a attractive readout was this weekend’s goal. They all worked with the FTDI cable, but the intelligent osram LED seems to be the prettiest and brightest (as long as we increase Vcc to 4.5V), so next, I’ll prepare special scroll subroutines for headlines, categories and message bodies and prepare for interfacing with bluetooth.
We asked the young lady at radio shack if she could help find jumper wires for a prototyping board and she led us to the jumper cables (for cars). “They make little ones?”