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June 20, 2016 AT 5:55 pm

Giant Scrolling LED Sign Powered by One Arduino Costs Around $15/Foot

Building off the previous work parallel bit-banging eight NeoPixel strips from one controller, this time around josh.com shows how to build a giant scrolling LED sign, for about $15/foot using similar materials. That’s pretty cost effective for the results:

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Would you do with a massive full color animated LED display? How about…

  • Read your Tweets in giant 140 char gulps from a block away
  • Add English sub-titles to the Eiffel Tower
  • Display a live-updating, 45 digit long countdown of the number of atoms left in the known universe
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    What if you could build the display however long you needed it, for only about $15/foot?

    What if it was really easy to build and used everyone’s favorite low cost micro-controller so you could easily change the software to do whatever you wanted?


     
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    Further reading:
    Turbocharge the Adafruit DotStar Library Using Blind Send (20% Faster!)
    Pros & Cons: The Many Ways to Mount LED Strips On and Inside Polycarbonate Panels


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