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Phil sent me a link to this cool project that uses a Wii Nunchuck to control an Open Heart kit. Check out the link for a lot more information about the build, including the source code. You can purchase the Open Heart kit in the Maker Shed.Thanks Phil!

Recently I ordered the kit for an OpenHeart: an LED panel in the shape of a heart that uses charlieplexing to minimize the number of I/Os required to address the LEDs. The instructions were great and I picked up some tips to make my soldering better. The author made it very easy, even providing a flash-based programmer that lets you define your animation sequence and writes the code for you, so for animations all you need to do is cut-and-paste the code into the Arduino IDE and download it.

More about the Open Heart kit controlled by a Wii Nunchuck

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In the Maker Shed:
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In the Maker Shed: The Open Heart kit

Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.


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