February 22, 2013 AT 12:36 pm

Lights Out Arcade Box Project

Check out this neat lights out game project by Anthony DiGirolamo.  Not only did he create a great project with a nice enclosure, he shared every bit of the project with us.

Over the past year I’ve been working on my first big hardware project. It started as an experiment in powering and controlling led displays. I love the blinky lights and wanted something big that would catch the eye.

The end result is a tabletop sized arcade for a 4×4 lights out game similar in gameplay to the Mini Lights out Game by Tiger Electronics.

This project took me a long while to complete due to lack of free time. I began when my son turned one year old and finished not long before he turned two. The effort paid off though and I’m happy with how it turned out.

Learn more about the project here.

RGB Pixels are digitally-controllable lights you can set to any color, or animate. Each RGB LED and controller chip is molded into a ‘dot’ of silicone. The dots are weatherproof and rugged. There are four flanges molded in so that you can ‘push’ them into a 12mm drill hole in any material up to 1.5mm/0.06″ thick. They’re typically used to make outdoor signs. We also have flat-backed pixels that are essentially the same, but are not as long and thin.

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