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January 6, 2014 AT 2:00 am

Retro Chaser Sign Powered by Arduino

Check out how this maker, Gnsart, built a retro sign using an Arduino and low-wattage incandescent lights, via hackaday:

[Gnsart] builds props often used in the film industry. He’s created an amazing retro Vegas style light chaser sign. The sign was started as a job a few years ago. While [Gnsart] could handle the physical assembly, the cost of a mechanical light chaser pushed the project over budget. The sign project was cancelled back then, but he never forgot it.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago. [Gnsart] happened upon the Arduino community. He realized that with an Arduino Uno and a commonly available relay board, he could finally build the sign. He started with some leftover cedar fence pickets. The pickets were glued up and then cut into an arrow shape…

Lighted sign

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