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1000 LEDs controller Answered

I want to make a project with 1000 LEDs, basically its a display or panel to used it in parties or shows, but all the information that I found was only with a commercial controller called "T1000s", my question is, how can I control this amount of LEDs to show images or gifs with an Arduino or other microcontroller. Thanks for the time and have a good day!!

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jduffy54

4 weeks ago

Doing it manually as separate LEDs will require an incredible amount of
pins and wiring, and a very specialized controller. (4000 connections, and 64 pins, minimum, for a single
color, at least 8000 if you go RGB).
Paul from PJRC has made a library and board specifically for doing this sort of thing with premade LED strips:
https://www.pjrc.com/teensy/td_libs_OctoWS2811.htm...
These sorts of strips can be had very cheap from the chinese market: https://www.ebay.com/itm/WS2811-5050-RGB-Dream-Col...


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Gentleheart

4 weeks ago

An Arduino Mega with a few ws2812b ledstrips may be an option. Do you need RGB leds or just a single color led matrix?

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gandymarsh

4 weeks ago

Wouldn't it be easier to use a TV with HDMI or VGA input or Monitor and a PC?

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Downunder35mgandymarsh

Reply 4 weeks ago

We are getting there but currently it seems huge LED displays still have their merits.
I have even seen push bikes displaying Super Mario in the rims at night...
And even large size display to just show text or ASCII characters can top the 1000 mark with ease these days...
Guess it comes down to size, resolution and distance - at the right price.
Take thes huge TV like advertising signs you find in big cities.
From a great distance it seems it is just a TV but get close and you see tons of LED's with quite some spacing between them.
And well, if you only need one color anyway...

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Downunder35m

4 weeks ago

Check how arrays for multiplexing work.
But without quite a bit of additional hardware a simple Arduino won't cut it....