Let me ask... Is there any chance of getting something like a "poor man's alphanumeric display" on the 7 segments display?...
I mean, using the 7 segment display to represent alphanumeric characters (or some sort of) and scrolling the text on it?
Something like this:
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I think It's pretty easy to implement... (just an small translation table for printable characters only).
PS: Here is an example of the characters on 7seg. display