Lite Brite pegs look like LED's don't they? That's what I though the other day after working on an LED cube for a few hours. I happened to see my daughter's Lite Brite sitting there, and I looked at the pile of LED's on my desk. What a perfect match!
In this instructable I will show you how to make a Lite Brite clock using a Lite Brite, an Arduino, 46 LED's and a few other miscellaneous parts.
This project is an upper-beginner level project. The most difficult part of building the Lite Brite clock is the soldering. The soldering is fairly detailed and intricate. You can very easily short two leads or two wires together, or break solder joints when you're closing the project up. You need to be very precise and detailed in your inspection of your work.
The code I wrote is fairly straightforward, and you can either just use my code, or use it as an example to come up with your own. I don't claim to be a programmer, but i get by.
You can find more about the Lite Brite clock at my blog at http://www.meanpc.com/2012/08/arduino-lite-brite-clock-project_3.html
Ready to build? Let's go!
I documented nearly the entire build with a video camera and photos. Watching the video is not necessary if you follow the steps, but it might help you through some tricky parts. Always be sure to defer to the written instruction when there is a difference. I changed my mind about several things during the build and they had to be redone - but I left the video intact so you could see the entire process.