Animated time/temp RGB matrix display


Nick Hall’s made this very excellent time & temperature display – complete with weather animations –

The project uses 4 RGB LED Matrix Modules from Sparkfun Electronics, and is controlled by an Arduino microprocessor board with 16k RAM and Ethernet shield for internet connectivity to get time and weather data.

The Arduino and LED modules made it pretty easy to stick together. I just need to find a cool box to put it in.

I am working on getting it scrolling tweets and messages!

Aah, the joy of LEDs – well done! [via Sparkfun]

4 thoughts on “Animated time/temp RGB matrix display

  1. Joop says:

    Too bad the Sparkfun version does not offer PWM on the leds and thus no more than 8 colours. It would we cool to show 16×16 pixel true RGB photo’s too.

  2. Nick Hall says:

    Yeah, I would have loved to get this running more that 8 colours. Maybe Sparkfun will release an updated backpack one day.

    I was really suprised how easy it was to get the matrices connected up and running. (I’m no electronics expert!)

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