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Old 24th Mar 2006, 6:12 pm   #12
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Default Re: An interesting magic eye substitution

Originally Posted by Nickthedentist
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:
I suppose it's hopeless to try making a useful flourescent display without all sorts of sophisticated equipment?

I've toyed with the moving coil idea too.

The problem is that the display of an end-view magic-eye is very distinctive, so any substitute is going to look a bit naff. I suppose a matrix of very small LEDs would be close.

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