Remember the movie The Matrix? Of course, who can forget that one!
Remember the code-falling-down-the-screen effect from the movie? Very unique!
Are you interested in creating a similar effect with an Arduino and a TV?
What you will need:
1 Arduino (You need ATMega328 for this project. ATMega168 will run out of memory!)
1 TV (Any standard TV works as long as it has an RCA input . Current market LCD TVs might not work.)
1 RCA Cable
1 breadboard (Half-size works)
1 1K Ohm Resistor
1 330 Ohm Resistor (470 Ohm also works)
1 Potentiometer (To control the speed of the falling code. More info in step 2.)
I've made this instructable keeping in mind readers who are absolute rookies. You can also refer to it if you just want to learn to connect a TV to an arduino. Also, please excuse my crappy camera. I will be uploading better pictures soon.
Before we begin, here's a preview of the final product. Compare the project video with a clip from the movie itself.
Now, let's put this together.
Step 1: Place the resistors
Plug in the two resistors as shown. We want one single output from both of them.