This started out as a one day project for the SupplyFrame office, but turned into a much bigger display project that took us a few days to complete. We built a gorgeous frame out of Foamed PVC board and white acrylic and placed 96 RGB LEDs, a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino Micro inside. Everyone in the office pitched in, a real team effort that is hanging on the wall at SupplyFrame HQ!
Since the original build we had a lot of problems with the cheap badly soldered LEDs we used, so we are in the process of upgrading the array to 52×34 LEDs!
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