LED Windows Project

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STATUS: This project is canceled unless we think the windows are more visible from the outside.

[edit] Description:

The windows at the temp space and the final space have double pane security glass. Light is diffused but one can imagine the possibilities

Goals:

  • Keep costs to a minimum
  • Create a system that others can learn to use (not static content)

Ideas:

  • Treat each pane as a pixel for pong, tetris, animated gifs, etc
  • Spell INTERLOCK in the glass
  • Game of Life pattern

[edit] Parts

  • Rainbowduino Arduino - basic, used to control LEDs and upload new programs
  • Multicolor LEDs -
  • hot glue gun
  • 22 guage wire
  • Mounting block

[edit] Comments

How many "pixels" do we have to work with? I seem to recall 3 high, maybe 12-16 long with a window interrupting four-ish blocks in the center. Letters are pretty tricky with just three vertical pixels. More abstract light patterns would be really cool though. --Berticus 20:47, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Problem: our windows are obscured by shrubbery. So unless we're lighting them up from the outside for our own enjoyment within the space, this idea may be DOA. --Berticus 19:42, 10 December 2009 (UTC)