This Giant Display Uses 1,152 Seven-Segment Digits to Show Graphics

Divided across a matrix of 7,200 segments within 1,152 individual digits, this complex display is a unique way to draw images.

Ordinary displays typically feature a matrix of LEDs or liquid crystals that illuminate in specific patterns to generate images. On the other hand, the classic seven-segment module uses, as the name implies, seven LED segments that light up when power is applied. Some modules even combine several of these together and sometimes add decimal points. Maker Chris Combs had the idea to combine these two display technologies together by using the individual segments within each module as a pixel to draw a large image within a massive display. This gives a very retro, yet futuristic, aesthetic that is hard to replicate otherwise.

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