I just received my new Serial 7-Segment Display in the mail!
Sparkfun's updated version of this display features a more compact design, and comes with an ATMega328 preloaded with the Arduino bootloader, which I'm going to use to program my HUD without the need for the physical Arduino.
|Figuring out the programming using an FTDI breakout board|
Without the Arduino, the display unit will take up less room and be easier to mount than in version 1.0.
Stay tuned for more updates!