GEEKS ARE KEWL: Arduino-Controlled 18x6 LED Matrix (in Progress)

Introduction: GEEKS ARE KEWL: Arduino-Controlled 18x6 LED Matrix (in Progress)

About: Hi! I'm Dave, and I've lived in China for about three years now. As my username suggests, I'm from California, so naturally, I miss the sunshine, the beaches, and the crisp evening air. In my spare time, I...

Objective: By the end of this project, I hope to display the scrolling message "GEEKS ARE KEWL" on an LED matrix.

So far, I've built the necessary hardware, which includes a handmade Arduino unit, an ATMega168 microcontroller, a handmade LED panel and a bunch of resistors. I've annotated the picture below, so you can see where each part goes in the actual setup.

The next step is programming the Arduino and ATMega168 to light the LEDs properly, which I am working on right now.

As mentioned before, this is a work in progress; I will be updating this Instructable as time goes on.

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    3 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Sounds like it needs a spell-checker. :->

    Anyways, I second the call for a schematic, looks like a good project!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Could you add a schematic on how you wired everything up?