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Step 2: Wiring It Up - Tools, Components, and Materials

Components and materials we used...

  1. Arduino Yun (Amazon)
  2. NeoMatrix LED matrices (Adafruit.com)
  3. 5V 2A Power Supply (http://www.adafruit.com/products/276)
  4. Wall to USB adapter
  5. USB to microUSB adapter
  6. DC barrel jack (RadioShack)
  7. 1000 uF 35v Capacitor
  8. 470 Ohm Resistor
  9. 18GA stranded wire
  10. Assorted solid core wires
  11. .032" Solder
  12. Electrical tape

Tools we used...

  1. 25W Weller Soldering Iron
  2. Soldering utility tools (two sided pointy things with red handles)
  3. Wire stripper / clipper
  4. Nail clippers (for small work... theres probably a better tool out there)
  5. Scissors
<p>Hey ... gud work !</p><p>How to get this working with Dot Matrix Displays that are available in market ?</p><p>They are equipped with 16-pin header for connection to controller board .</p>
Been looking for something like for awhile. Wanted to something bigger. 3x3 foot picture frame but this is a great start to get me going! Thanks will try
<p>Nice job! How did you put the youyube videos with autoplay and with no border and no controls?</p>
<p>Thanks! I followed this steps in this very helpful Instructable - https://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Youtube-psuedo-GIFs-to-an-Instructable/ :)</p>
<p>https://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Youtube-psuedo-GIFs-to-an-Instructable/</p>
<p>Woah! I want to make something similar in my high TV cabinet! I don't know if you read my mind or I read your instructable before! ;-)</p><p>Many thanks for the ideas and solutions!</p>
<p>Might be more tempted to hook it to a parallel port of a headless server.</p>
<p>not sure I follow? you mean connect the LED boards directly to the server?</p>
<p>yes.</p>
<p>I got a couple of graphical VFDs out of some old medical equipment (<strong>Noritake GU256x64-39)</strong> I've been meaning to do something like this. Also pretty simple with a USB cash register pole</p>
Want this!!!!!
<p>you should make one!</p>
If I could high five you I would.
<p>haha thanks!</p>

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