Infrared LED matrix


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.

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  1. 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…

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