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1 Dec 2010

Robert Quattlebaum bought a string of LED Christmas lights but he didn’t like the build-in light programs, so he decided to hack the light with his own firmware. Check details on this website below.   [via]

Hacking LED Christmas lights - [Link]

30 Nov 2010

Mike Shatohin build this LED Ambient lighting named AmbilightUSB. It uses a ATtiny44, 4 RGB leds, 74HC595 and USB connectivity. It is able to analyze the computer screen color information and reproduce the screen colors on the back of the screen. The software is cross-platform and can be run on Linux or Windows. Check schematic and details on the link below.

AmbilightUSB: Ambient lighting to your computer – [Link]

29 Nov 2010

This project is a LED lighting system that is able to pulse with the music bit. It is based on Arduino and a PC for signal processing. The audio output is fed to the PC and a script is making the process and calculates the light levels which then are send to Arduino. Arduino is controlling the LEDs via a control board. The system has four LED modules that each have two 4-channel LEDs (red, green, blue, white), this means that is required 32 PWM signals to control all the LEDs. To achieve that the author used 2x TLC5940 16-channel PWM chips. These ICs act like cascading shift registers. Check details on the link below. [via]

Audio controlled LED party lights - [Link]

28 Nov 2010

This is a constant current led driver kit. This provides a constant amount of power to the LEDs driving the LEDs with 300mA of current. Maximum supply voltage should be less than 40 volts, max watts (Watts = Volts x Amps) through the circuit is 2000 milliwatts.

Constant Current Bright LED driver - [Link]

28 Nov 2010

This project is an RGB Superflux LED mirror based on ATMEGA8 AVR microcontroller and 16 RGB LEDs. LEDs are controlled by the microcontroller and combines the three basic colors (RED, GREEN, BLUE) to produce the rest colors. The color depth is 1 bit, that means it is on or off, so there are 8 colors in total including the white and black.

Superflux LED RGB Mirror - [Link]

27 Nov 2010

J Bremnant used two 16×24 led matrix boards and wrote code to make them display information of trading environment. He wanted to make something flexible that can make the best out of LED. He not only wanted scrolling text messages, but render monochrome animations and images through it. To drive the display he used Teensy 2.0 and the code is under 8K as graphics are manipulated on PC.

Led Matrix Canvas – [Link]

25 Nov 2010

jay @ jaycollett.com has designed a LED Christmas ornament. He inspired by the blinky LEDs and the holidays . More information including schematic and Arduino Sketch can be found at the link below.

DIY blinky christmas ornaments – [Link]

18 Nov 2010

This project is a 7×5 LED Scrolling display based on Attiny2313. It uses easy to find components. Check schematic and PCB boards on the link below.

7×5 LED Scroller on Mini Attiny2313 - [Link]

18 Nov 2010

Patrick Mccabe’s build this Pong game based on Arduino board and 8×8 LED modules controlled by MAX7219CNG LED matrix driver IC from Maxim. The game is controlled using two potentiometers and is build using professionally made PCB boards. Each LED module has it’s own little control PCB. Check construction details on the link below.

DIY Pong gaming console – [Link]

13 Nov 2010

Brad @ bradsprojects.com shows us how to use 8 RGB LEDs to make a POV display. To produce the display image hex code he uses an excel spreadsheet and then he programs the HEX code to the PIC. The display data is stored on an EPROM that allows to store large messages. Check the video above.  [via]

8×85 Pixel RGB LED POV Display - [Link]





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