Stephen Gran on 26 Apr 2008 02:55:18 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Scrolling Sign Software

On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 09:08:34PM -0400, Casey Bralla said:
> My company was throwing a way a beautiful Daktronics Galaxy 16x128 tri-color 
> scrolling LED display.    The software to control it had been lost, and it 
> ticked off the Plant Manager to see the same message on the display for 2 
> years.
> Anyway, I scrounged it and I'm trying to find any info on the interface specs.   
> It appears to come with an RS-232 input (using an RJ-45 plug - Ugh!).  I've 
> found some data on the pin-outs, so I can construct the RS-232 cable, but I 
> can't find anything on the software interface.   I suppose I could try to 
> purchase the (Windows- natch) software for it, but I'd much rather hack it.   
> Anybody have any info on these, or know where I might be able to find info?

You might start with looking at LCDd, which supports a bunch of devices
like that, and has a fairly straight forward API.  I don't know if it
will support your device or not, but extending it doesn't seem too hard.
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