(Topic ID: 147769)

Can you make a clock using a spare DMD?

By Golferron54

4 years ago

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    #1 4 years ago

    I swapped out my factory original Vishay DMD on my Monster Bash for a replacement ColorDMD. Now I have a spare DMD and was wondering if there was a kit that can use the Vishay as a display to tell time?

    I have zero electronic skills, so I am happy to ship my display to someone who can help me wire up a clock board, or pay for a plug and play kit to hang on the wall. I live in the San Francisco Bay area.

    To hang on the wall, my thought is to take it to Tap Plastic and have them make me an acrylic box as I like the minimalist tech look.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions and happy new year!


    #2 4 years ago

    Never been done, ever, nope, furgitaboutit.

    #3 4 years ago

    thats crazy talk

    #4 4 years ago

    I like the idea, "time" to add it to my ever expanding to-do list.

    #5 4 years ago
    Quoted from Golferron54:

    I have zero electronic skills,

    Should also add I have zero query skills as well.

    #7 4 years ago

    You'd have to add a HV board and a transformer to get the input voltages necessary for the HV board. While not impossible, it would be time consuming and expensive to build a clock using a plasma display around the Rundmd platform. Much easier and cheaper using an LED display.

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