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Scrolling message of Welcome for first day of school? Answered

Every year on the first day of school we go outside and hold up a sign with our names on it to gather up our new students. 

I would very much like to learn how to do this electronically using some type of LED display.

Never done anything like this so it would have to be pretty simple at least to start. If it could scroll a welcome message that would be even better.

Fairly handy with tools just never worked with electronics or programming.

Thanks,
Jeff

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Downunder35m

4 years ago

There might be no need for programming skills.
You can get LED message displays for this.
If you are lucky you can can get second hand ones cheap online.
Another alternative might be to use a big screen TV (if in doubt hiiden for the unused parts) to display the messages in proper size.
Most of the big screen allow for the connections of laptops/PC's or even support Chromecast, Mirrorcast or similar streaming options - there are also USB stick available for this on the cheap, allowing you to stream over WiFi, even from your mobile.

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jwhit

3 years ago

thanks for the idea

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rickharris

4 years ago

If your mechanically minded you can of course do this mechanically by rotating a loop of black paper past a light with your name punched out in holes.

like this

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