B4R Library rSevSeg

Johan Schoeman

Licensed User
It is a B4R wrap for this Github Project.
See this post for wiring diagram

I am using a 4 dig x 7 segment display SMA420364L (hard wired i.e no display controller)

".....This library allows an Arduino to easily display numbers and characters on a 4 digit 7-segment display without a separate 7-segment display controller. It works for any digital pin arrangement, common anode and common cathode displays. It also has character support including letters A-F and many symbols.

Hardware Setup
4 digit 7 segment displays use 12 digital pins. You may need more pins if your display has colons or apostrophes.

There are 4 digit pins and 8 segment pins. Digit pins are connected to the cathodes for common cathode displays, or anodes for common anode displays. 8 pins control the individual segments (seven segments plus the decimal point)....."

Library files (rSevSeg.zip) attached. Add the extracted folder to your additional libs folder and place the xml in the root of your additional libs folder.

Sample project attached (enable rSevSeg in the libs tab of the B4R IDE)

Sample Code:
#Region Project Attributes
    #AutoFlushLogs: True
    #CheckArrayBounds: True
    #StackBufferSize: 300
#End Region

Sub Process_Globals
    'These global variables will be declared once when the application starts.
    'Public variables can be accessed from all modules.
    Public Serial1 As Serial
    Dim svg As SevSeg
    Dim t As Timer
    Dim cnt As Byte = 0
End Sub

Private Sub AppStart
    t.Initialize("t_tick", 20)
    svg.Begin(svg.CommonCathode, 4, 13, 12, 11, 10, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
    t.Enabled = True

End Sub

Sub t_tick
    cnt = cnt + 1
    If cnt <= 127 Then
        Dim data() As Byte = "1234"
        svg.DisplayB4RByteArray(data, 0)
    else if cnt <= 255 Then
        Dim mystring As String = "5678"
        svg.DisplayB4RString(mystring, 0)
    End If
    If cnt = 255 Then
       cnt = 0
    End If
End Sub


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