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September 2, 2014 AT 1:00 am

LEDscape built with BeagleBone Black #beagleboneblack @TXInstruments @beagleboardorg

Thanks so much to Dana for sending in this great project from Hacker School! She writes:

Anyhow, we thought you might appreciate this project: we built from a Beaglebone, one of your 5V power supplies and your 16×32 LED panels.

We use LEDscape to handle low-level interfacing.
https://github.com/osresearch/LEDscape/

And we wrote an open source application server to manage queuing and image processing in Python (We would love more contributors!). It can render images, text (with a Project Noto font we have support for Latin characters, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and the Cyrillic character set!), emoji, etc. It connects to our internal chat system, Zulip, but the software is modular enough that people should be able to adapt it for other inputs. The output is Open Pixel Control.

Project – https://github.com/marqsm/LED-bot

Docs – https://github.com/marqsm/LED-bot/wiki

Example – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7g7J3QnvrI

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Update from Dana:

As a clarification I just wanted to make sure credit for the low-level
interface, LEDScape, goes to NYC Resistor.

http://www.nycresistor.com/2013/07/27/ledscape/
http://www.nycresistor.com/2013/09/12/octoscroller/

For our project we wrote LEDbot, an application server on top of that to
make tasks like queuing messages and rendering of text/images/emjoi/etc
really easy. https://github.com/marqsm/LED-bot

See more.

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