Test run of VFD display using Arduino

Among my electronics junk I found a VFD (Vacuum Fluorescent Display) display and wanted to make sure it still works and can be used in projects. It’s a 16T202DA1E display manufactured by Samsung. It can replace standard HD44780 based liquid crystal display out of the box. First of all it only requires 5V supply. Voltage step up circuit for lighting fluorescent display is already on board. Controller accepts same commands as any 2×16 LCD does. The pin-out of display is as follows:

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