I decided to post this project to enter the Instructable Design Competition and the Make It Glow Contest. This is a logo that my friend designed for his band (Rhyme & Reason). He gave me the opportunity to bring his band logo to life. The logo is made out of plywood covered with black vinyl, 380 RGB LEDs, 28 feet of EL Wire, and 16 feet of RGB LED strip. This LED sculpture is controlled via a wireless controller and will sit on stage just behind the drummer.

Step 1: Getting The Measurements

To get the correct dimensions I sketched the design using Google Sketchup then I transferred the measurements to the plywood. I used a jigsaw to cut the design out, then drilled out the holes for the 5mm LEDs. After a good sanding to smooth out the edges, I spray painted it black and covered the front face with vinyl using adhesive spray.
I think I figured it out after some research ... this is done with the WS2801's??
Hello. This looks incredible, and I'm trying to do something similar. I just bought an Arduino Uno, and some LED strips (These specifically http://www.amazon.com/LEDwholesalers-Changing-Controller-44-button-3215/dp/B0040FJ27S/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1359604841&amp;sr=8-4&amp;keywords=RGB+LED) My question is, how were you able to control each &quot;board&quot; one by one, if they are all connected together? <br> <br>Thank you
Very nice outlay of the logo! I voted for you on the glow contest! Would you happen to have schematics of how you tied all the components together?
it looks very nice, <br>but you could create the same effects with less parts though
Thank you and yes I mentioned that it was overkill at the moment under step 8.
Holy crap! That's amazing! Great work. :)
LOL... thanx!
very nice!
Wow, This looks better than anything I've ever seen. Keep up the good(great) work!
thank you very much
very nice!
You are my hero sir, amazing job!!
haha... thank you!
I'm so excited by this project! It contains the last thing I needed to realize a project I'm working on -- the PCB! I'm new to reading schematics -- what SMD resistor did you use? Once I get that information I can start sourcing my project! Thanks so much!
Thanks a lot! I used 27 ohm 1206 smd resistors
woa! I really like this. well done :)
thank you!
This is crazy! Go completely overkill I say, cRRaziest display I've seen for a while!
thank you!
nice project <br>just your video is private
thank! just fixed it

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Bio: I am not an engineer, student, or do I work in the field. I just love this kind of stuff!!
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