LED sign board update

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Re: LED sign board update

Postby jwhite » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:30 pm

For those of you who missed it, we had the boards up and playing Tetris during Minne-Faire. Things were still a bit jury rigged then, but the core vision was realized.

And today today I got to place my order for a Raspberry Pi. So, in theory, in just 6 short weeks I'll have what I crave to finalize the design.

Jude has a plan to hang the boards behind the class room, so in theory we'll have a permanent installation fairly soon.

At some point, I intend to make an 'SDK' for the lights to encourage others to write applications for it. (I already have a C sdk, but imagine folks might prefer Javascript or some other way of running 'em).

Cheers,

Jeremy

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LED sign board update

Postby contortpiezo » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:24 pm

Very cool
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Re: LED sign board update

Postby jwhite » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:33 pm

Okay, the Raspberry Pi came in...and sat.

But I finally got off my duff and installed it into a control box, and largely un jury rigged things. Now they're just rigged, I figure :-/.

So, I think we're ready to go to production.

I've updated the task list on the Wiki:
http://www.tcmaker.org/wiki/doku.php?id ... #task_list

I figure I'll hunt down Jude to work out how he wants to hang the boards.

Cheers,

Jeremy

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Re: LED sign board update

Postby DanBackslide » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:37 pm

I took back my string of 50 a couple weeks back -- I've possibly got a project coming up where a string of addressable LEDs will come in very handy. If that project doesn't come to pass I'll bring them back in again. And I keep my eyes open for good deals on the lights, if I find some more I'll try to grab them.
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Re: LED sign board update

Postby Learner » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:53 am

I just recently stumbled on TCMaker and then found this project. What's interesting is that I'm currently in the process of designing some 4.75"x4.75" PCB's with an 8x8 matrix of RGB LED's with integrated drivers that have digital NZR serial data in/out (WS2812B chip, 5050 SMD RGB LED with a built in WS2811 driver), I also have a bunch of the WS2812B LED's already on their way to me.

I'll have to look at this project in detail when I show up at an Open House.
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