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DIY LCD panel kits for artists…

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Bit Editions is offering a $235 LED kit for artists – you send off your own animations and then assemble the kit to display your LED-ified art. The displays are 12 by 14 inches in size. They contain one LED per square inch. Each LED can show eight levels of brightness. Driven by a microcontroller and 128 kilobytes of programmable memory, the artist can use 1,984 frames for the animation. Link.

6 thoughts on “DIY LCD panel kits for artists…

  1. so, these various levels of LED intensity made me immediately think of rasterbator ( http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/ ) which is a script that converts an image into halftone dots (think like you’re zooming in on something printed on a dot matrix printer).

    to make an array of these LCDs that would display rasterbated images would be pretty cool!

  2. I saw some work in a exhibit by Eric McNeill last summer who was doing something similar, only his were were much larger and on open frames with the LEDs soldered directly on to the bare wires, forming a grid. The LED’s were pointed towards the wall to be the “display”. He has some videos / photos on his site:

    http://www.smellsnew.com/

    (PS – I don’t think there’s much DIY about letting someone do all that fun work for you!)

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