We live in the information age. Your phone knows where you like to eat, computer programs know what movies you like better than you do, and going to a party can mean going in this life, or a Second Life. So why is your message of love still stuck in the 16th century? These days it takes more than a sonnet to melt a girl’s heart. This video tutorial shows step-by-step how to make a Valentine’s Day card for the digital age. The NerdKits team shows how to make an LED Heart Valentine’s card powered by a microcontroller. The heart features an LCD screen for a personalized message, and 20 LEDs around the perimeter that can be programmed to show any pattern. The code provided contains a “twinkle” function that randomizes the process to provide a true star-like twinkle.
DIY LED Heart - [Link]