Instructables: exploring - technology - arduino - clock Mon, 2 Mar 2015 21:07:49 PST BLOX v1.01 Kids 2 min timer for brushing teeth
Kids 2 min timer for brushing teeth - More DIY How To Projects]]> AdiM3 My kids always brush too fast.So I make them a clock with a button on the top which when pushed will start counting from 1s to 120s.They are now using that as their 2 minute timer.It is a pretty simple project,if you have an RTC clock and an Arduino compatible board you can get it done. Material ...
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:11:19 PST
Solar Powered Arduino Clock!
Solar Powered Arduino Clock! - More DIY How To Projects]]> DangerousTim Recently I've been interested in solar power and its applications.With the advancements in solar panel technology, solar panels have become much more efficient and cheap at the same time. However, they're still kinda expensive, so powering up an apartment with these stuff will set you back by hundre...
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:25:23 PST
Arduino Temperature and Humidity logger with DHT11 and I2C Display
Arduino Temperature and Humidity logger with DHT11 and I2C Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> Timofte Andrei Some time ago I've found an interesting instructable about temperature data logging. As I had some of the parts laying around my desk and with the occasion of making the Universal Shield, I told to myself why not making an Arduino clock with date, temperature and humidity with data logging function?...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:00:51 PST
NeoPixel Clock with SparkCore Internet Button Shield
NeoPixel Clock with SparkCore Internet Button Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> zerblatt007 The Spark Core Internet Button Shield only has 11 NeoPixel LEDs, but has space for and practically screams for the 12th LED to complete the circle. And what could be more fun than making a fascinating clock with Internet connected LEDs?!HackBergen participated in the Spark Core November 2014 Build N...
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:44:38 PST
LED - Mega Clock
LED - Mega Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Michalsky If you can't see the original video in your country please try this other link of a "music edited version": Bill of Material (All you will need) For the Housing Three 300x300mm x 3mm thickness Acrylic glass (black) One 300x300mm x 3mm thickness Acrylic glass (trasparent) ...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:24:52 PST
Color Clock
Color Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> ZacharyNM This is a clock that gives the time by color. Right now it only gives it to you by the hour. The goal was to make a simplistic enough clock with out the need of digits. I do plan on enhancing and expanding the clocks functionality but for the time being this is what it perfoms. I apologize ahead of ...
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 22:26:33 PST
ArduinoBlueTooth(NotSoSmart)Watch - More DIY How To Projects]]> SerialQ INTROHello everyone & Welcome to my first Instructable!I´m Markus and I have started arduino programming in March 2014. So I´m pretty new to the MAKERscene :-)Idea and its originAfter the last couple of months I got inspired by all those Maker-Projects out there and this week I decided to share this...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 14:35:58 PDT
Daily Standup Timer
Daily Standup Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> mariosis This is a hardware project to build a timer/clock which can be used for Daily Standup Meetings in an agile developer team.Features Countdown timer for each team member. Controlled with swipe gesture !Hardware Arduino (Micro used because it was at hands - can be any other with some slide c...
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:55:19 PDT
Colorful Clock
Colorful Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> lawliet zou Do you want to make a special clock? If your answer is yes, here we show you how to make a colorful clock. It is a clock with RGB LED display, and can show time with different color that represents your power ! In our design, the time will be shown with green color in the morning which ...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:43:18 PDT
Wood digital clock
Wood digital clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> ric12335 Hi, I show you a little project that I consider to Arduino can be very interesting. It relies basically on a clock generated from Millis () function Atmega 328p pu, which also controls the lighting of a strip of 4 digit 7 segment, this strip 7 segment is recycled from an old decoder tv, has 12 pin, ...
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:36:06 PDT
Personalised Word Clock
Personalised Word Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> TechKiwi Build a unique personalised gift that’s cool and reflects the character of the recipient.What’s different about this Word Clock is that it is small enough to sit on a bedside desk, displays the recipients name and has personalised messages that appear at different times ie. Happy Birthday, Carpe Di...
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 04:42:28 PDT
Arduino TFT Color Clock
Arduino TFT Color Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sound Guy You may be familiar with a website in the UK called Colour Clock ( which converts the time into a hex value and then uses that value to update the background color. It's very hypnotic and once you get used to how it works you can actually tell where you are in the day ju...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:28:45 PDT
How to make an auto-brewing coffee maker
How to make an auto-brewing coffee maker - More DIY How To Projects]]> koolaid1994 Intro:For those mornings where you just need that coffee to be ready when you wake up, your Arduino Coffee maker will come to the rescue! This can be done with most coffee makers, but the one I used was a Keurig B-40, but the steps should be essentially the same for different brewers.Materials:-A co...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:40:26 PDT
World Clock in German using Arduino
World Clock in German using Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> trzimm While in Germany last year, I saw a world clock in a store similar to this one in a store that was priced at 900€. I read several instructables online on how to create a World Clock so I decided to give it a shot. I want to thank the following Instructables that I used as a starting point to create ...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:23:00 PDT
Arduino-powered LED Clock
Arduino-powered LED Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> NextFab A fun, simple LED clock, that will give you the time to the nearest half hour using single-color LEDs. Parts needed are as follows: Arduino Nano 400 tie-point Breadboard Ribbon Cable DS1307 RTC IC 32.768 kHz Crystal (12) 10mm LEDs (12) 180 Ohm resistors (2) 10k Ohm resistors 0.1" spaced, 12 wire ri...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:32:12 PDT
Infinity Mirror Clock
Infinity Mirror Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> dushu Ever since my addressable RGB LED strips (WS2812B) came from Aliexpress, I've been fascinated with LED projects. Following up on my success with my Charlieplexed LED clock, I wanted to create something with more Jazz..While browsing google images, I came across an instructable for an Arduino Infinit...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:36:18 PDT
LED Clock
LED Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> StevenDeDomenico Please find my Arduino clock project using the UNO board and Adafruit's Neopixels. It is a work in progress, so please be patient with my tutorial.....It will become more detailed as I get some time up my sleeve. The code and wiring details are to be found on GitHub (see links ahead). Parts requir...
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 00:51:27 PDT
Arduino Real Time Clock (DS1307)
Arduino Real Time Clock (DS1307) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Naren_Murali This time I will be showing you how to make a module for letting the Arduino find out the time. Although there are many tutorials for the Real Time Clock module I wanted to make my version of this module entirely focused on the step by step soldering. The Instructable will also try to include as muc...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 14:50:52 PDT
Make a digital "meow" from analog clock
Make a digital "meow" from analog clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> prazors Is your analog clock just not doing enough stuff? Want to do digital things with an analog clock?This tutorial will show you how to make a Kit Cat Clock play a “meow” sound clip, at precise time intervals, using the Atmega 328P-PU via the Arduino Uno development board. In my example, the meow will o...
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Sat, 31 May 2014 11:52:20 PDT
Meeting Cost Counter
Meeting Cost Counter - More DIY How To Projects]]> rjkorn I had this idea to see what meetings really cost. It came to me when we were integrating a new timeclock system at work. Since the time clock has your hourly pay rate why not have one where you punch in at every meeting and a debt counter starts counting up at the rate your being paid for being th...
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Tue, 27 May 2014 20:35:36 PDT
Bacon Alarm Clock - Arduino
Bacon Alarm Clock - Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> llopez2005 This is a project I came up with that was inspired by my love for bacon! This is an alarm clock that is designed to wake you up with the smell of bacon. With the help of an arduino the alarm clock will already have the bacon aroma filling the room to wake you up before the alarm, or it will make...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:43:24 PDT
Charliexplexed LED Clock - Arduino
Charliexplexed LED Clock - Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> dushu One of my clocks stopped working – and it happened to be a clock my wife likes a lot. Went to the repair shop and the guy said that he didn’t have the spare parts and could not repair this. So – I thought – why not build an LED clock – I had tons of LEDs and an RTC module just waiting to be used. ...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:26:30 PDT
Arduino Internet Time Client
Arduino Internet Time Client - More DIY How To Projects]]> sspence UPDATE! Added 12h/24h switch and Standard / Daylight Savings Time Switch! See steps 7 & 8. Have you ever wanted a clock that kept accurate time to a official time source? There are official time servers on the internet that you can attach to and sync your time. Most people have their computers set ...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:09:58 PDT
Temp, Humid and Time + Date on OLED Display
Temp, Humid and Time + Date on OLED Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> jedhodson This is a nice little project that shows the Time, Date, Temperature and Humidity onto a OLED Module. Would work good as a little bed side clock so you know how chilly it is before you get up. Step 1: Parts you need You will need the following parts to construct this project;- Arduino Uno or simi...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 02:20:36 PDT
Giant Two-Digit Countdown Clock
Giant Two-Digit Countdown Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> frankenroc You don't have to be in Times Square to enjoy large bright displays of lights. You can create that in the comfort of your own home with some foam board, LEDs, and our little friend Arduino. My sister-in-law decided to get married on New Year Eve, and the venue she chose stays open until 1am that...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 21:34:58 PDT
Arduino based clock
Arduino based clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Andersv209 Hello in this instructable i will show you how i made my arduino 7-segment clock with shift registers and RTC(real time clock). i will include all test code and final code and eagle schematic and board design Inspiration to make this clock i was inspired by a Arduino clock i made about a half...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:21:27 PDT
Method and apparatus for mass-synchronizing clocks
Method and apparatus for mass-synchronizing clocks - More DIY How To Projects]]> florinc Most of my Arduino clocks (e.g. Nixie clocks, BookClock, and obviously Wise Clock 4) have on-board Bluetooth, intended mainly for setting up the time, without the need for buttons (the lousy holes I would drill in the enclosure may negatively impact the aesthetics). To set up the time, simply send...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:21:07 PDT
True Atmega Standalone, Running without crystal oscillator (Arduino)
True Atmega Standalone, Running without crystal oscillator (Arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> AlistairM I recently ordered a bunch of Atmel Atmega chips, 328 to be precise and as soon as i got them i realised i was lacking some very important components to make these chips function. The 16mhz crystal and the two 22pf capacitors to accompany it. From previous knowledge of the Atmel chips i knew some of...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:24:29 PST
In your own time!
In your own time! - More DIY How To Projects]]> contrechoc The 8 times seven segments display induced me making this clock device. The design principle is: show the wiring and the electronics! After testing with the Arduino and a breadboard I decided to make some examples on PCB. Also the scripting went on and on and on, making all kinds of variations and ...
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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 05:30:42 PST
Building an Alternative LED Clock
Building an Alternative LED Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Charath The reason why clock and watches run clockwise has to do with SUNDAILS. Sundails arethe earliest clock on earth that follows the movement of the sun through our prospective on Earth. Since we are not using sundails anymore, is it possible that we can change the clockwise charateristic of clocks and ...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:17:48 PST
Making an Arduino RTC Shield
Making an Arduino RTC Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> 2007jingz The materials needed for the project can all be found at  It is a semiconductor store in which most things are not very expensive, but are very reliable.  You do have to create an account, but they are trustworthy, so go ahead. Getting Started Using Fritzing Fritzing is a prototyping a...
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Tue, 3 Dec 2013 05:06:07 PST
Digital Alarm Clock Using 7 Segment Display zx lee This project has a few basic functions which is clock display, countdown timer, stopwatch, temperature display and time settings. The controller used in this project is an Arduino Uno made by myself on a PCB. The 7 segment display uses 74HC595 Shift Register to create more outputs and control each ...
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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:15:55 PST
Arduino Chessclock
Arduino Chessclock - More DIY How To Projects]]> telonics I could not find instructions on a good Arduino chess clock so instead I built my own which I will describe here. Parts list here are the things you will need: Arduino nano (or any arduino UNO type will do) soldering iron solder PCB board or vero board 2 dual AA battery holders 3 X 10k OHM r...
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Sat, 5 Oct 2013 08:44:14 PDT
Binary/ Analog Clock
Binary/ Analog Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> maker4444 I was inspired by the digital/ analog clock to make my own special clock as my second instructable. I browsed the internet and found that servo clocks are rare and binary are common. So i decided to combine the two and this is what I made. I know it looks crappy but I'm an amateur and its decently a...
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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 16:51:56 PDT
DIY Arduino temperature sensor
DIY Arduino temperature sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> Milen      This instructable will show you how to build a temperature sensor compatible with Arduino boards, which can be used for different  home projects. It shows also a simple application, in which the DIY sensor is used for making a simple Arduino based indoor thermometer.      The temperature sensor...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 09:18:49 PDT
Father's day "Pong Clock" SuperTech-IT Many of you have already built, or plan to build the infamous "Pong Clock" seen here on Instructables by mrnick1234567. I've made a few improvements, and spruced it up for dear old Dad. After surveying a number of parents who might like the clock, there were 2 complaints that were most often repeat...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 08:20:56 PDT
Turn your Real Time Clock module into a mini-shield. Eliminate annoying wires. SuperTech-IT One thing I hate while prototyping is all those wires everywhere! Well, I looked at my I2C Tiny RTC module, and thought... "If I line up the SCL with A5 (which is where it connects for my library) and SDA with puts the VCC into A3, and GND into A2..." and I though - if you can power an LED o...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 08:05:40 PDT
Arduino Alarm Clock Canvas-- How To
Arduino Alarm Clock Canvas-- How To - More DIY How To Projects]]> lauren_gould Materials you will need: 1. Canvas (any size) 2. Fabric (enough to cover the canvas) 3. Velcro 4. 8-10 LED Lights 5. Conductive thread 6. Thread 7. 1 Lilypad Simple Snap board (you could choose to use other Lilypad boards as well) 8. 1 Lilypad Speaker/Buzzer 9. 3-5 conductive materials to be used a...
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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 23:41:30 PDT
Analog VU meter and Clock (Arduino Powered)
Analog VU meter and Clock (Arduino Powered) - More DIY How To Projects]]> tech-e This project brings back the old time Analog VU Meter, with the added functionality of a neat looking clock! When you turn off your music the meters automatically swing into to clock mode. Behind it all is the popular and easy to use Arduino. This is my submission for the Make-to-Learn Youth Contes...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:42:46 PDT
Arduino Digital Clock (With Charlieplexing LEDs, 7 segment Displays)
Arduino Digital Clock (With Charlieplexing LEDs, 7 segment Displays) - More DIY How To Projects]]> kaustubhv            This is my second instructable. I just had a mood of making a digital watch. But wanted to make it a learning process. I already had a sanguino i could have easily used that Atmega644 chip. it would have been more than enough.  But i wanted to try burning a Arduino bootloader and see if i...
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Tue, 5 Mar 2013 14:16:46 PST
QR Code Digital Watch davidhend I have been kicking around the idea of making myself a new watch recently.  One of the ideas I came up with was to try to display the current time in the form of a QR code or "Quick Response Code".  I started off by doing a little research into how to make a QR code.  I came across an easy to u...
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Thu, 27 Dec 2012 13:22:11 PST
Make an accurate Arduino clock using only one wire - NO external hardware needed! relic1974 How to make an Arduino clock - without using external oscillators or clock chips: (more of my projects on our research website - click the arduino logo top of home page) You will need: An Arduino board (just about any flavor will work fine) and software 1 LED 1 Jumper Wire (Wiring Example Updat...
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Sat, 17 Nov 2012 07:26:33 PST
Colorful Countdown Clock for tight timeline management
Colorful Countdown Clock for tight timeline management - More DIY How To Projects]]> zmashiah This is a funny looking clock that has that displays time on relatively large 32x16 Bi-Color LED Matrix. It includes also a countdown counter that I find very useful in many situations. Features: Date And time display Temperature display Countdown timer Buzzer notification Rand...
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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:53:47 PDT
Connect 4 Binary Clock
Connect 4 Binary Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Emacheen22 Welcome ladies and gents! As an entrepreneur, I'm always looking for great projects to share.  Myself and two other classmates recently put together a project for our Master's of Engineering program in Technical Entrepreneurship, and we're thrilled to share our vision with you.  Remember that old C...
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Thu, 9 Aug 2012 09:41:55 PDT
Lite Brite LED clock
Lite Brite LED clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> meanpc Lite Brite pegs look like LED's don't they?  That's what I though the other day after working on an LED cube for a few hours.  I happened to see my daughter's Lite Brite sitting there, and I looked at the pile of LED's on my desk.  What a perfect match! In this instructable I will show you how to m...
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:41:25 PDT
Motion Sensitive LCD Real-Time Clock/Alarm/Timer (Updated Program)
Motion Sensitive LCD Real-Time Clock/Alarm/Timer (Updated Program) - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikesoniat I needed a clock for my home office (where I spend weekend mornings building robots and such) and I wanted it to fit in with the decor of my electronics work bench. I decided to build one with all the "guts" exposed. The specs were: - Real Time Clock - LCD Display Date and Time - Include Minute Tim...
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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 14:47:48 PDT
Scope clock :Analog Clock And Temperature sensor On An Oscilloscope
Scope clock :Analog Clock And Temperature sensor On An Oscilloscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> kapil gupta Scopeclock is an easy to use hardware to make your X-Y capable analog oscilloscope more useful .Using this simple to use hardware you can convert your analog oscilloscope into a scope clock.This project was me and my friend kshitij gupta at CEDT nsit under the guidance of Prof. Dhananjay V.Gadre. S...
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 08:01:55 PDT
Craig's Modern RGB LED Clock craiglindley I needed a nice looking clock for my new home so I decided to design and build one. This clock uses an Arduino compatible micro controller, a Chronodot real time clock module and a 14 LED segment of a RGB LED ribbon. Pictures of my build, a schematic and links to the firmware are available at the l...
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Fri, 11 May 2012 16:29:55 PDT
Rainbow Word Clock
Rainbow Word Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Djandco At long last I have managed to finish the Rainbow Word Clock! Once again, this one was inspired by Doug and his creations I have a fixation with RGB LED's at the moment and I wanted to do something a little different. So, while it is still her...
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Wed, 9 May 2012 16:40:13 PDT
LED Digital Clock
LED Digital Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> northview_instructables This instructable is to make a DIY LED clock. Designing the Shape The first thing that I did was make a CAD drawing in Autodesk. The drawing shows the sets of wholes that need to be drilled. For my LED array I made a grid of 8x5 in which each bit was 5 LEDs. Making the Actual LED board The ne...
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Mon, 30 Apr 2012 19:59:09 PDT