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Old 11-03-2008, 08:00 PM   #242 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by zwoodward View Post
I had been wondering about the display myself. Is it possible to use these devices with a vacuum flourescent display? I have read that they are bright enough and have a much higher contrast than LCD.
The OBDuino and MPGuino are both coded specifically for Hitachi HD44780 LCD displays. I know that some OLED displays are built with the same controller, and should in theory work. If the VFD comes with the same controller, its probably good as well. However, I can say that the timing does seem to be a little touchy. I had some other "equivalent" displays that just wouldn't stay running right and the issue wouldn't go away until I purchased the "official" LCD. Definitely at your own risk, but if you have a HD44780 equivalent controller, then you should be good to try it out.
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