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jaypee4227

  • Date JoinedOct 26, 2007
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aikei5 years ago
hi.. can you teach me how to make your charliplexed heart.. the tutorial is confusing.. actually i really dont have any background on electronics that's the reason why.. this will be the first time that i am doing a project. hope you'll help me out. tnx a lot. :)
jaypee4227 (author)  aikei5 years ago
If this if your first electronics project, I would suggest you try the kit I made:
http://www.makershed.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MKJR1
The soldering for the hand made one is quite delicate. The kit is much easier to make, saves you time, and will give you the same product. You will also need an Arduino, which you can pick up from Make as well.

It comes with all the parts, and the instructions are much more simple. You can check those out here:
http://www.jimmieprodgers.com/makeheart

There is also a program I made to easily make the animations, and it generates the Arduino code for you:
http://www.jimmieprodgers.com/makeheart

If you are still intent on trying to make it from scratch, I would suggest reading the instructable I linked about Charliplexing at the top of my instructable. Once you understand the concept of the matrix technique I'm using, it becomes a bit more clear. Let me know if I can be of more help.

Thanks,
Jimmie
hi.. thanks for the reply.. :) do you have a kit or set of instruction on making games using LED. my professor gave that project to me.. hope for your reply.. thanks a lot..
jaypee4227 (author)  aikei5 years ago
Sure, the Meggy Jr is a great kit:
http://evilmadscience.com/tinykitlist/100-meggyjr

The $100 kit comes with everything you need to get started. The instructions are great, and very easy to put together. You can then program your games in the Arduino IDE, and there are tons of examples out there.

If you are looking for something a bit cheaper, you could always use a similar display, and connect it to an Arduino with a Wii nunchuck for simple controls. Regardless, you will need a micro controller, and the Arduino is the easiest to get started with.

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