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EMS Labs decided to give Jay Clegg’s excellent Peggy video hack a go and documented the results. The updated version of the project requires a Peggy 2 board (with all 625 LEDs installed), an Arduino (for Serial to I2C data conversion), and a computer running Processing with a video source.

peggy2videohack cc Displaying video on Peggy 2

I’m thinking this is probably the absolute coolest Peggy mod possible! If you have an unused/older machine + webcam available, this setup could make for a prime digital art display. Just make sure you build a Peggy 2, and not a first gen Peggy (d’oh!!!)

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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