This is day 1 of the GaSiProMo challenge. You can read more about this here.
I got the display mounted to a breadboard. How about that, it’s green!
The display has a self test diagnostic mode built in, which is incredibly handy. Saw little cute LED bits flashing and twinkling. So the thing appears to be alive, after all these years! Here is some video too:
The majority of my project frustrations seem to revolve around toolchains. I hate changing tool sets because the learning curves are so steep. After a few hours, I finally sided with an Arduino Mega board.
Next step: wire up the display to the Arduino. This will be a big trek into the unknown for me. I haven’t done much with Arduino yet.