Here's a brain teaser for you:
I have the following 3 digit 7 segment display that has only 6 wires
Experimentally I found out how it works, even though I don't understand it, but anyways every segment is lit by a combination of HIGH and LOW of certain two pins, the combinations are below:
So I tried to make it work, but encountered the following problem (as you can see in the first picture): if, for example, I want to activate the segment that requires pin 5 high and pin 6 low, it also activates the other segments that require 5 to high, because apparently if a digital output is not high, it's automatically pulled to ground, and that's a problem. I tried by setting the other pins I don't use in a segment to high, but then the segments that require 6 low are being activated, so that didn't work.
Other option I have would be transistors or a tri-state buffer, but for that I need all 12 digital inputs of arduino for the two states of each pin of the display.
Hope you understand what my problem is and maybe you have some advice on how to solve it.
Thanks in advance!
Edit: I managed to drive every segment individually using a small delay, and it works if the sketch has only the code for the display, but as soon as I add more code (for the temperature sensor I want to use) it starts to malfunction. You can find the code below.
LE: I managed to make it work by leaving only the display function in the loop and calling every 5 seconds the function for the temperature sensor. It still refreshes the display when it is called, but that doesn't bother me.
Here's the code: http://www.mediafire.com/file/2bs5r8u5rkzpu8g/6w_3D_7S_display.rar