Funding ends on Aug 14, 2017 at 04:59 PM PDT (11:59 PM UTC)
Neosegment Digit is a modular, open source RGB Seven Segment Display that simplifies displaying numeric information. Capable of showing digits and other symbols in any color without additional circuitry, it is a big upgrade from regular seven segment displays. Makers of all skill levels can use Neosegment in their project without soldering.
Neosegment communicates with microprocessors via a single data pin, is compatible with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ESP8266, ESP32 and other architectures. Makers can chain any number of Neosegments together to create compelling and highly visible displays.
Examples of use cases where Neosegment can excel:
Arduino enthusiasts, Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that are interested in IoT signage can use Neosegments to create displays that instantly show numbers from the internet or other data source. Because each segment of Neosegment is addressable and can take on any color, complex animations and visual effects become a possibility!
Nothing on the market comes close to what Neosegment offers. Check out the table below to know why:
|Addressable segments||Colors||Mounting method||Open Source||Price|
|Neosegment Digit||Yes||Any color||2 screws, no PCB required||Yes||$12|
|Regular 7 Segment Display||No||One color||Custom PCB required||No||$2-$5|
|Regular RGB 7 Segment Display||No||Any color||Custom PCB required||No||$15|
|RGBDigit||Yes||Any color||Custom PCB required||No||$10|
I’ve spent a lot of time designing Neosegment platform in a way that minimizes the risks for the initial backers.
Initially the shell and the insert of the Neosegment Digits will be 3D printed and that is what the backers of this campaign will get. This way I am in full control of the production and can confidently ship a few hundred units within 6 weeks after the campaign closes.
The circuit board will be professionaly assembled by a PCBA service.
The biggest risk is that PCBs would not be assembled in time by the PCB fab. My backup plan is to solder the LEDs myself if that is the case. I have access to reflow ovens and have stencils ready to be used. Printing plastic parts is well thought out and there are many backup options if anything goes wrong with my 3D printer.