Categories

Infrared LED matrix

Posted on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 in infrared, LEDs by DP

IMG_1102

Jaanus made this infrared LED matrix project:

I have lately been doing bunch of different LED matrices. One of the most interesting one is an infrared matrix, made out of old Soviet infrared light that was used for data transmission (if I remember correctly – in studios). We repurposed it to LED screen that is visible only through cell phone camera.
We stripped out the insides of the device and mounted in our stackable led controller boards (link to github source). These two boards are designed to convert random amount of LEDs to Arduino controlled matrix. There is high side controller – 8 P-channel mosfets per board. And low side controller uses TI TLC5940 16 channel led controller. Low side board is stackable sideways, since I originally used it to control 8×70 matrix made out of cell phone backlights.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 11:07 pm and is filed under infrared, LEDs. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

One Response to “Infrared LED matrix”

  1. Alex says:

    A screen you can only see with your cell camera hm? That would be great for a hidden bulletin board. You could put it behind a thin plastic or paper wall too. Intriguing possibilities…

Leave a Reply

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

Recent Comments

  • Edward Mallon: A teacher friend asked us for faster build that was less dependent on soldering because they didn't have the budget for that kit. So we've...
  • lostengineer: hahaha an entire article just saying to heat-shrink your wires or glue them if they might move around a lot. When did common sense die?
  • readybrek: They're tasty tasty very very tasty... they're very tasty.
  • hli: Sunday++
  • Chamod: Check on your buddy. Make sure they don't forget their lunchbox.