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Game of Life on a Raspberry Pi (and a LED board) in Haskell

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Trandi published a Game of Life on a Raspberry Pi in Haskell project, that is available on Github: This is a quick post about, re-purposing my Raspberry Pi + Peggy2 art installation, which already re-purposes a 8-9 years old Peggy2 LED board, to play Conway’s Game of Life. More details on...

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Minimalistic 1D pong

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Here's a minimalistic 1D Pong game from Vagrearg: How little do you need for a game An exercise in futility. That is what many would call this endeavor. How few elements (signifiers and affordances) do you need to not only recognize a game for what it is, but also are...

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Lightronome 1 – The light based metronome

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Zoltán Gomori documented his lightronome build: I got a request, to design and build an electronic metronome. You can find several on the market, but the problem it is ether producing voice or the classical mechanical metronome. The requirement here was a visual effect. To be precise four LEDs for 4/4 beat....

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STM32F103 vs GD32F103 round 2: Blink a LED

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

A follow-up to the STM32F103 vs GD32F103 round 1- Solderability post, Sjaak writes: The defacto ‘hello world’ for microcontrollers is blink a LED at a steady rate. This is exactly what I’m going to do today. I made a small 5×5 development board, soldered it up and started programming. In...

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Multicolor signal light with beeper

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Multicolor signal light with beeper for ROS by Gal Pavlin When debugging algorithms in an autonomous vehicle a light that can show algorithm state in real time was proven to be effective for easier debugging and additional insight to what is going on in the code. Because all existing signal...

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Driving a 48-segment RGB LED bar graph with a Teensy 3.2

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Glen Akins writes: In my post Driving a SparkFun 48-Segment RGB LED Bar Graph, I stated that the hardware built there could be used to drive the LED bar graph with any combination of hardware and software that could drive one of the common 32×32 or 32×16 RGB LED matrices....

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Creating custom 3D printed LED bar graphs

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Glen Akins has a nice build log on his 3D printed LED bar graphs: While building my zombie containment unit, I decided I wanted some LED displays or bar graphs to complement the containment status video running on the smaller secondary video monitor. Some other containment units used LED air...

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Programmable LED dimmer

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Programmable LED dimmer from Soldernerd: Around one and a half years ago I’ve designed and built various LED dimmers for both white and RGB LEDs. Then late last year someone approached me asking if I could make an RGB dimmer for him, too. But my designs were really tailored to...

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Individually addressable incandescent lamps

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Michael wrote an article on controlling a bunch of lamps individually with WS2811 drivers and Arduino: I simply used the same technology as LED strips to allow communication between lamp modules. LED strips have RGB LEDs with an embedded driver chip which uses PWM (pulse width modulation) to control the...

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An Arduino Knight Rider Rainbow dice that uses WS2812B RGB LEDs

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

An Arduino Knight Rider Rainbow dice built using a clock by Davide Gironi: This project implements a Knight Rider / Rainbow effect Random Selector. It uses an Arduino UNO and a WS2812B RGB led strip. A friend of mine needs a random selector for train scale model. I've developed this...

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Programming an 8 digit 7-segment display, the easy way, using a Max7219

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Allan Schwartz shows off the easy way to interface 7-segment displays using the MAX7219: Previously, in part 1 of my blog posting Programming a 7-segment Display, using just Arduino digital pins (the hard way) we had demonstrated how to hook up a pair of 7-segment displays to an Arduino, treating...

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Comfort Thermometer display built with 517 individual LEDs

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MXx4iAVi8o[/embed] Richard wrote in to tell us about a 'Comfort Thermometer display built with 517 LEDs' that he has just finished building: Comfort Thermometer Display built with 517 individual LEDs and the following microprocessors: 1) PiC24FV16KA301 - controlling outer 36 RGB LEDs 2) PIC16F886 - bargraph and pink LEDs animations...

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LED candle effect: Tear down and decap of a controller

Monday, December 12th, 2016

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndXQex_spS8[/embed] A teardown video from Electronupdate: A dollar store item which implements a flickering candle effect using and LED. A look at the technology: linear feedback shift register or ROM based? Let's decap the controller and take a look at the silicon die to find out! More details at Electronupdate blog.

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Serial seven segment LED display shield

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Raj over at Embedded Lab has just finished a new project article about a serial seven segment LED display shield: Seven segment LED displays are brighter, more attractive, and provide a far viewing distance as well as a wider viewing angle compared to LCD displays. This project describes a serial seven...

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Wifi enabled 8×64 pixel LED matrix display

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Raj over at Embedded Lab has just finished a new project article about Wifi-enabled LED matrix display using ESP8266: This project is a modification of my previous Bluetooth-enabled LED matrix display project, which used 8×64 monochromatic LED matrix (total 512 LEDs) for displaying scrolling text message. The original project used...

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Experimenting with MAX6955

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Florin wrote an article about experimenting with MAX6955: My experimenting actually started with MAX6954. After many failed tries due to SPI issues (Maxim uses a special interpretation of the protocol, I read), I switched to MAX6955. MAX6955 is the I2C sibling of MAX6954 (which uses SPI). They both have identical...

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SNAFU box

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

A SNAFU box project by Bertho of Vagrearg: SNAFU Box consists of 24 LED strips (12V passive type) of varying size, which are controlled by a set of 74HC595 shift-registers and a transistor driver for each strip and RGB channel. The LED strips are used to backlight the lettering of the...

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Lab LED constant current controller board

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Ladvien blogged about his Lab LED constant current controller board project he made using DirtyBoard PCBs: A little lab controller PCB I'm working on. It centers around four high-power constant current circuits meant to be driven by an Atmega328's PWM. I hate working on anything mechanical in dim light; comes...

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Replacement LED driver for AN6877

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Dilshan Jayakody writes: AN6877 is linear AF level meter IC produced by Panasonic and it is commonly found on many audio equipment. This chip is no longer manufactured by Panasonic and finding replacement chip for AN6877 is also quiet difficult. The circuit described in this article is design to replace AN6877...

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A connected lamp to wake me up

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Limpkin writes, "I've always wanted to play with these 10W RGB LEDs! So for some reason I bought 2 IKEA lamps at a flea market. As IKEA furniture has a long history of being hacker-friendly, I figured they shouldn't be an exception to the rule. My plan? Fit a few...

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