Making large numeric displays
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Oct 5 09:06:49 CDT 2006
Brent Hilpert wrote:
> The following may-or-may-not suit the esthetics you want to achieve, but it
> certainly would have a retro/low-tech aspect to it:
> Revert to the 10-layer technique used in the early-mid-sixties.
> Each digit is made up from 10 layers of clear plastic, where each layer has
> dimple/dots/pixels forming 1 of the 10 numerals. Light is injected into a
> layer from the side and refracts out when it hits the dimples.
You know, I'd forgotten about that. Our TR-48 uses such displays IIRC. It's
certainly a possibility. As you say, there's some light bleed-through between
digits, but that actually adds to the effect anyway!
A. Because it destroys the natural flow of conversation.
Q. What's wrong with top posting ?
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