HOW TO – Watch futurama on an 8×8 pixel screen

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HOW TO – Watch futurama on an 8×8 pixel screen

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SethJ writes –

“tired of hi-def? (booo!!!)

here’s how to convert otherwise reasonable quality video into pixelated garbage and play it on a 2 color 8×8 led matrix, with no sound and only moderate sync.

ingredients:
– (1) 8×8 2 color led matrix
– (1) atmel avr atmega168
– (2) 74hc595 shift register
– (1) 3.3V regulator
– (1) bunch of linux software

this is a mid level avr project, in that it assumes ( does not explain ) how to get a program onto a chip. it’s pretty easy once you’ve done it though, so don’t worry.”Link.

4 thoughts on “HOW TO – Watch futurama on an 8×8 pixel screen

  1. Grudge says:

    Anybody want to create a real schematic from the guys drawings. I’d like to give this a shot, but I’m not understanding the whole circuit.

  2. japroach says:

    Heres a quick schematic: http://host.atomicfire.net/files/42/futurama_led.zip

    I’m not sure how the LED matrix is layed out, and I didnt find a suitable part. So I just copied his pinout and used headers.

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