Le wilde project
Firstly I would like to apologise for any lack of clarity .etc; I am 15, and therefore have no skill .etc
This is an LED matrix
It has 64 RGB LEDs mounted in ping-pong balls, on a laser cut (8x8 grid) board
Drill or Dremel
Arduino Programmer (arduino, FTDI friend or cable .etc)
64 common anode RGB leds
64 ping pong balls
Laser cut board
You can buy all the parts (save consumables like glue and solder) at www.dashroom66.com.
Assuming that you don't have a laser cutter, you can either get a per-done one from me, or get one done by ponoko or similar.
I know the kits are expensive, but the price will drop quite heavily as soon as more orders come in.
IT IS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE
if you build this it is hard not to get something from it, be it practical skill, programming knowledge, plasma algorithms .etc
Just make sure you have common sense and aren't stupid. I will teach you how to solder very quickly, but there are better guides on YouTube, if you just want.
Step 1: Why ??
1. It's green; it uses only about 1 watt, but gives off quite a bit of light
2. It's size; I normally go with bigger is better, (and a bigger one is on it's way), but it is small enough to be mounted in really nice, convenient places. It is also big enough to be noticed
3. It is colourful; it has 16 million colours to be precise, more than enough to brighten anybody's day