Step 3: Start the Layering.

Now you will continue to solder and start layering the connections. This is where it starts to get complicated. At least you are going to just mirror your connections so far. Whatever you do on the right, you do the opposite on the left. Just be careful not to create any shorts, and give the bent wires enough room that they won't short if moved a little.

1. Top right + lead bends over left to the top right - lead.
2. Top right set's bottom - lead bends to the right to make contact with the + lead.
3. Do the same for the bottom set.
4. Bend the top set's top left - lead down to the bottom set's top left - pin.
5. Bend the lower right + lead of the top set down to the lower right + lead of the bottom set.
6. Do the opposite on the other side.

It may look bad, but you are going to end up with something that looks like two C's facing each other on each side. The top middle sections will be joined, as well as the bottom middle sections.

You then add the two center LEDs in opposite alignment of each other. You want the top one to be in the same alignment of all the others so far, and the bottom one to be the opposite. Then you connect the - of the bottom one to the + of the top one, and then to the top center connection. Then you do the opposite for the other two, and connect them to the bottom center connection.

It will be a total of 2 separate connections on each side, with the 2 in the middle. The start of the 6 total connections. Now we just need to fill in the other possible combinations (a total of 30).
<p>sir jaypee can you tell me about the materials or components to be use for this project..me and group are interested with your adruino charliplexed heart..</p>
<p>Hello, I have the new version of your heart, but i can't find the schema for the pin of the arduino ? Can you tell me this please ?</p>
<p>Ok so on the schematic- that is &quot;viewed from the top&quot; so I am assuming that is meaning from the side where the LED light shines from? So when I am on the back side soldering leads the image should be mirrored so that all connections match up correclty?</p>
<p>Hey could you mark on the schematic where you connected the wires respectively? your pictures of the wires are not very clear. Thanks </p>
<p>nice job! do you have a regular schematic for this project that has the arduino and the leds together.</p>
<p>What size LEDs did you use?</p><p>I can buy a pack of 5mm LED's but I want it to fit</p>
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Made one of my own on PIC12F675 (coz i'm into PIC mcu world :] ). Driving 16 LEDs on 5 pins. Take a look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPcJ-hUoD-0
hello jaypee 4227 are you sure that your schemantic is correct ?? i have built the same and something is wrong :-/
Fun project! I built this for my valentine and it dazzled her so. Turns out she's a demanding ladyfriend and wanted to see the project go further. So as per her request it now pulses along to the music. Soon it will all get stuffed into a yo gabba gabba plex doll. Your polished code was quite an asset. Thank you! flickr vid: www.➡.ws/念
Wow, that's really cool. Your link was broken, so I had to look you up. Here is the link: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moosebumps/3327504758/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/moosebumps/3327504758/</a><br/> I'm going to do a writeup of this on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://blog.jimmieprodgers.com">my blog</a>. Do you have a copy of the code online?<br/><br/>Great build!<br/>Jimmie<br/>
Wow! thanks for the blog feature and fixing my poor link. I will get the code posted this evening and drop you a comment. Thanks again.
finaly i found a program that works with no errors ty vm!
Great project. I don't really see the C shapes, could you mark the positions somehow on the schematic or give the numbers of the LEDs with pin to which to solder?
what size are the leds you used?
I suggest using the I/O port registers for setting the state of the pin. It uses less cycles and would be faster, thus improving the quality of animation.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/PortManipulation">http://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/PortManipulation</a><br/>
Really cool Instructable! Very nicely done, it's really cool. And awesome job winning the random prize! :P
looks kool.. got a schematic? the photos are a little confusing on thier own :)
Just added it to step 1. Here is a direct link:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaypee4227/2258491228/sizes/o/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaypee4227/2258491228/sizes/o/</a><br/>
you could add this to a nice box with an on/off switch as well, instead of the normal gray project box, why not try to put it inside of a jewelry box lid
I've actually got a plan to make a PBC for this, so that it could function as a broach, or be pined onto a bag easily enough. I'll update my <a rel="nofollow" href="http://blog.jimmieprodgers.com">project blog</a> once that stuff is done, but between school and work, my time is limited. This is just the prototype, and I uploaded it early because of the &quot;Get the LED out&quot; contest.<br/>
<em>I've actually got a plan to make a PBC for this, so that it could function as a broach, or be pined onto a bag easily enough.</em><br/><br/>Avoid Logan Airport here in Boston. The natives are a simple and ignorant people, easily frightened by glowing lights on one's clothing.<br/><br/>See: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.boston.com/news/globe/city_region/breaking_news/2007/09/mit_student_arr.html">http://www.boston.com/news/globe/city_region/breaking_news/2007/09/mit_student_arr.html</a><br/>
I actually live in Somerville, where that whole ATHF thing happened (1-31-07 nevar forgit!), and I remember when the whole Logan thing happened as well. Somerville is actually generally pretty cool about such things, and the thing about the city being paralyzed for a while isn't really true. They closed the Sullivan T stop for about 2 hours while they tried to determine what the device was, and then the media took hold of the story and ran with it. I guess it's more sensational when people are "paralyzed with fear". As for Star Simpson, the stories I've read seem to convey that it wasn't as much the device, but her confronting officials asking her basic questions. However, I've not spoken with her directly, so I'm not going to pass any kind of judgement. Once I get this thing finished, I'll be sporting it around town, and I doubt I'll get anything other than "wow, where can I get one of those?"
I'm in Mattapan myself. I was listening to the police scanner, and I heard the following on one of the media feedback channels: "Aqua Teen Hunger Force? What the hell is that?" I then knew instantly what was going on. My only regret was that the weather had been so filthy for a while, that I wasn't doing my usual walking about the city. My usual routes lead me past two or three of the sites where these things were. It would have been easy to snag one!. BTW, nice job with the thing! The videos are impressive.
Added to the Arduino Group! ;D

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