I'm building a Digital Clock controlled by a Arduino micro-controller. I want it to display the hours, minutes and seconds on a LED Digit Display. Therefore, I need to have several digits, preferably 6 that are all linked together meaning as one piece and can be used on a breadboard.
1.) Since there are several models and that I'm just a beginner (student) I need advice on what model I will need that I can put on a breadboard. I can find single digit displays at Radio Shack which i've already used in building a simple counter that goes from 0 to 9. However, I need a display with at least 6 digits. Therefore, what Model# would you suggest and where could I order this online.
2.) I have downloaded the specification sheet to the single digit display I'm using now (Model# ELS-321HDB). I find certain specification sheets hard to understand especially when it comes to the understanding the pin layout for all the anodes and cathodes. Any advice where I could find a educational source on how to read a specifications sheet for a digit display. Also is there any online resources out there that you would suggest I download specification sheets from. That is because some places request a certain fee while others are free.