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Old 24th Mar 2006, 5:36 pm   #9
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Default Re: An interesting magic eye substitution

Originally Posted by XTC
I've sometimes wondered how much it would take to have a round indicator made up using the same technology as the flourescent displays on CD players. It would probably cost a mint.
I was thinking the same. My £20 DVD player has a greeny-blue fluorescent display, complete with a round "eye" to show if the machine's running in reverse or forward modes and at what speed. It looks very like an old magic eye.

But I suspect the cost would be astronomical unless they were being produced in tens of thousands

What about a backlit moving-coil display? RS used to do some tiny, round m/c battery-status indicators, which were designed to "wink" a bit like a magic eye according to the battery's voltage. Here's something similar:


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