The folks at NerdKits, who gave us the DIY Marque LED Array Project, now built on that project with the DIY LED Heart for Valentine’s Day. Using their USBNerd Kit, 20 red 5mm LEDs, and some cardboard, Humberto shows you how to create an electronic Valentine’s heart that twinkles and prints out messages o’ love on an LCD display. As the video says: “Think about it. How many girls out there can say that they’re Valentine’s card runs at 14MHz?”

DIY LED Heart for Valentine’s Day

DIY Marquee LED array display

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.

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