Tweet #twitterbag to have your messages displayed on this Geek Mom’s purse. Read on to learn more about her project.Continue Reading
The Tamagotchi is a thing of the past. Bring your virtual pet into the 21st century with LEDs and an Arduino-compatible processor.Continue Reading
Eduardo Zola’s New Pong v2.0 offers up retro gaming goodness using a pair of 8 X 8 LED matrix boards.
A MAX7219 and Arduino MEGA 2560 microcontroller provide the muscle to get the game off and running.
Twin Cities Maker recently participated in a local art festival, bringing with them three projects that had been created by members David Bryan, Riley Harrison, Cali Mastny, and Aaron Prust. Among them was Strange Attractor, a 6×4 panel of addressable RGB LEDs controlled by a Raspberry Pi microcontroller. The matrix is designed to mimic the flashes of fireflies, which tend to synch with other fireflies’ patterns, but also change their patterns based on ambient light.Continue Reading
Collin Cunningham’s videos remain golden! In Circuit Skills: LED Matrix he talks about LED matrices and how to control the LEDs with a multiplexing IC. He uses it to make a mini game machine! Many an experimenter, hacker, tinkerer, & maker have heeded the call of the mighty matrix – and it’s no mystery why. […]Continue Reading
Kevin Darrah explains how those clever shift registers can trigger 8 LEDs with just two pins. [via Anton Olsen]Continue Reading
Pumpktris is a Tetris game enclosed in October’s most celebrated squash, the pumpkin. My favorite part? The stem is the game’s joystick.Continue Reading