Thanks for the replies,
Grade 9 introduction to electronics, first year instructing. prior to that 12 years grades 9 ,10 and 11 machine shop/millwright
Thanks for the info, I too have successfully driven a small 7segment led's directly from a 16F627A, it works fine, But what I am trying to do with with project to drive each segement a,b,c,d,e,f,g,dp as an individual line of 5 to 7 led's layed out to look like a 2 foot tall "7segment" digit.
The code you posted would be the same for either as the layout would replicate a 7segment unit.
Most 7 segment led units have a forward voltage of 3-7mA per segment making them fine for direct drive off the pic.
the "7segment led" I am creating would have a forward voltage nearing 100-120mA, Its looking like this is going to require some sort of "high voltage line driver", I just dont know which to try.