LED Projects

DotStar Light Painter

High Level Design The painting is created by a vertical pole with a flashing one-meter LED strip attached to a cart being pushed by two motors. A user can use their DSLR camera to view the long exposure effect. To upload an image, the user specifies a URL through SSH on a Raspberry Pi 0 …

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THE SKY WRITER

We created Skywriter because lightsabers are cool. Although we are fans, we are not passionate about the Star Wars franchise. However, we are passionate about the technology in Star Wars. For our final project, we wanted to replicate the futuristic lightsaber. And add a twist with persistence-of-vision. This project has been a great exercise in …

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Segment ASCII table character Set

7-Segment ASCII character Set A 127-character ASCII table for 7-segment LED or LCD displays using PIC16C84

I started to develop what I call my “next generation of microcontroller projects” (I have to find a name for that), so I needed a character set fully compatible with ASCII using only 7 segment displays. When I started to determine how many characters and which ones I will use, I thought only 64 characters …

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