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8 years 11 months ago - 8 years 11 months ago #1068 by Stuckey
Waning: promo video with bad music.... :P




(jump to about 1:30 to see them displaying video...and make sure your sound is on)

www.flipdots.com/

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8 years 11 months ago #1072 by AnubisTTP
On this same topic, a nice flip clock made it onto Hackaday today.

www.jave.de/blog2/?p=111



It's eight digits and is using fancy (and rare) alphanumeric flap displays from a train station. Even the colon separators are implemented in flaps.

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8 years 11 months ago #1075 by Accutron
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It's hilarious how in-demand split flap displays are now. When I was a kid they were the most hideous, common, primitive large display. We grew up with GE split flap alarm clocks, and I remember lamenting how lame they were compared to the big green LED alarm clocks. Nothing but motors and gears...no solid state, no lighting up, bah! Now everybody from Nixie guys to classic gameshow nostalgia collectors (yes, they actually exist and even have blogs) want a split flap display.

Flip dot matrix displays are a more compelling design. They're akin to direct-view core memory, which means they're the only way that most people can play with functional core memory at all.

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8 years 11 months ago #1076 by bcoggs
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No eBay APP ID défined in Kunena configurationBTW, flip-discs, mostly from bus route displays come up for sale on ebay from time to time, after all this talk I broke down and bought one of these; There are 3 more:

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8 years 11 months ago #1077 by bcoggs
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BTW, I did not pay $149. I made him an offer of $129 and he took it.

PS) Yow, Brian, your CMS has a damn sexy ebay linker..

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8 years 11 months ago #1078 by Accutron
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We have a few of these smaller Ferranti-Packard 5x7 matrices...







The buses in Dayton use the larger ones, and they usually have some number of dead/inactive dots.

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