UPDATE 2!! Code is ONLINE!
This project details my rather rapid build of a 24x8 matrix.
My inspiration for this project came from Syst3mX's 24x6 matrix. A 24x6 matrix was huge, but it just was too small for me, as not much can be done in only 6 lines. My goal was to increase the line count on that display, so I could have a few extra pixels.
Basically this is just a 24x8 matrix with a cool, interlocking foamboard grid that makes it possible to have a really big display. This display is 3 feet long, and just over a foot high! Thats half the size of a large, flatscreen TV! Plus, the whole thing is arduino controlled, so you can program it to do other cool things, besides just showing text! :)
I am just also a high school student, and i love to make stuff. So would you consider voting for this project in the current contests? Thanks!
Difficulty: This project will be pretty simple for an expert, but a beginner will struggle with it. Better for those who have had some experience with soldering/building circuits.
Cost: The entire project can be done for less than $70, much less if you already have an arduino board.
Time: 2 weekends or about 1 full season of Star Trek's work.