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Fabien Royer and Bertrand Le Roy wrote in to let us know about their latest creation, an RGB video wall made with a Netduino Mini and an Adafruit LED strip:

What’s not to like about RGB LEDs? With their bright, mesmerizing glow, often capable of displaying millions of colors, they’re a great to way to catch the attention of the viewer. Now, what if you had a 5 meter long RGB LED strip, loaded with 160 RGB LEDs to play with? Oh, the possibilities… It so happens that Adafruit, in their infinite wisdom, carries a very nice RGB LED strip, powered by a LPD8806 driver and encased in a waterproof sleeve.

What about turning it into a mini video wall for instance? Think ‘Times Square’, just smaller :)

PIX-6T4: Building a mini RGB LED video wall using a Netduino and an Adafruit LPD8806 LED strip

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  1. Very pretty I have to admit.

    Would be pretty awesome as well if you combine it with a webcam that monitors your tv/computer screen, and use it as coloured backlighting…
    Obviously, you’d not need the video aspect of the project in that case, more the strip as a solid line again around the edge of your display case, but it’s nifty that simple components can be used with so much versatility thanks to things like the netduino!

  2. ethan hansen says:

    LPD8806 LED strips are awesome. you can individually control each pixel, and can program some cool effects. I currently have 17 lighting sequences programmed with 15 being active. BTW, I bought LPD8806 Flexible RGB LED Strip through http://www.bestlightingbuy.com/waterproof-lpd8806-flexible-rgb-led-lighting-strip.html only for 119 bucks.

  3. alex.vasiliy says:

    We often order 5V lpd8806 led strip for something from a china manufacturer. they work perfectly,you can find on Adafruit.com and got them for something lower cost.

    http://gree-leds.com/productshow.asp?ArticleID=TS7X2X7VTP

  4. jmdines says:

    That’s pretty cool! Here I was researching video wall products like this one:
    http://vistasystems.net/what_is_spyder/video_processor.asp

    … for my next big concert AV gig, and came across this post. I may not be able to use your cool mini version for big audiences haha but hey, at least I could enjoy it at home, right?