In terms of the degree of integration and density of information that can be displayed, it is difficult to argue with the fact that modern displays such as LCD panels are by no means superior to past character-based displays. Throw a project into the project, add some code from several ready-made libraries to drive it, and then you can proceed to the next task.
Efficient, yes, but what effect does this method have on the soul of the engineer? What design does it itch; what aesthetics does it celebrate? The problem of nostalgia, really, not every project is suitable for exploring old display technologies. But thankfully, some people still do this, and when needed, we are happy that some people are still actively participating in the retro display community to ensure that the once state-of-the-art technology can still be added to modern projects.
There is no doubt that Fran Blanche is one of the people who passed the retro display torch to the next generation.You will definitely know Fran from her popularity Flange Lab Channel On YouTube, in addition to about a million other interests, she also explored some very cool old-fashioned displays: Nimo cathode ray tubes, super bright incandescent seven-segment displays, pleasantly strange “Bina-View”, And many, many more. Fran will stop in Hack Chat to talk about all these vintage displays, what she learned from collecting them, and how they shape the displays we take for granted these days.Oh maybe we will also talk about The “G-Force 1” she is about to ride as well as.
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