Build your own four-letter word generator

For fun and a distraction from doing some real work, consider building your own “four letter word generator”. Using some Arduino-compatible hardware and a vintage display module, Alexander Davis did just that. Although the usefulness of the project may come into question, it could be a handy talking piece in the office or workshop:

The code translates easily to other display methods, so if you can’t find the vintage display – an LCD module would be a fine substitute. To get started with your own generator, visit Alex’s instructions here. When building your own Arduino-basedprojects that require display output – consider our Freetronics LCD and Keypad shield. It contains a bright 16×2 character LCD module as well as five buttons that are read with only one analogue input:

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