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Could this USB device drive a larger LED display?

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  1. Pyrotech

    Pyrotech New Elf

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    My daughter works for the company selling these :

    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.209-6086.aspx

    So she grabbed one, which I've purloined. Could the display be unscaled to drive a big version?

    Can hold six messages and handle basic graphics etc.
     
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    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    Hard to say. I would think that smaller units would use circuitry optimised for price and manufacturing ease, so would not lend themselves to expansion. Once you get it apart you may be able to see how modular it is.
     
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    So theory yes, but for a ham fisted bloke like me, highly unlikely...
     
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    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    Probably not for the feint hearted. Quite probably not worth doing at all.

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    Crack it open and take a picture. You never know!
     
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    I'll hit it tomorrow. I'm an optimistic pessimist
     
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    Sorry David, I never did get to open it up, I started, but I'm slightly ! manually dyslexic and it looked like the end result was going to be only fit to recycle.
     
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    Perhaps if you could obtain another one it could be mailed to someone experienced to 'disassemble'...for science?
     

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