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Gadget Freak Case #229: Modify Your Wall Art

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John Duffy
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John Duffy   11/14/2012 9:56:06 PM
Great idea! reminds me of another project that used IR leds behind a blank canvas in an art gallery.  When people go to take a picture of "what junk passes for art these days" the secret "painting" is revealed.  This is really cool either way, I was just thinking merging the two would be interresting. 

mrdon
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Re: Love it!
mrdon   11/18/2012 8:55:57 PM
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NadineJ, I agree. Nice way to pass time while waiting for an appointment. If sensors are included the artwork can be interactive and visually appealing.

mrdon
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mrdon   11/18/2012 9:03:10 PM
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John,, This project is appropriate for scrolling messages. Adding color mixing via RGB LEDs adds another level of aesthetics for this project.

mrdon
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mrdon   11/18/2012 9:23:23 PM
Al, Very cool project! In reviewing the Build Instructions, quite a bit of assembly mastery. How long did it take for the project build?

Al
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Al   11/19/2012 12:04:55 AM
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Hey John, the secret painting is a great idea. This current project doesn't have an IR sensor and RGB LEDs but here's another project . I will try the secret painting effect for sure on that one.

Al
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Al   11/19/2012 12:06:29 AM
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Hey mrdone, the build was pretty quick, took about 3 hours.

mrdon
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mrdon   11/19/2012 12:12:39 AM
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Al, That's pretty awesome. What was the motivation behind doing the project? Do you have a circuit schematic diagram for the project to post?.

Noswad
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Awesome!
Noswad   11/20/2012 4:18:54 PM
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Great gadget! Just wonderful. I don't know if I could do it but I might try building one. Looks a little intimidating.

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   11/21/2012 3:07:44 PM
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Hey Al, Mrdon has a good question here. Do you have a schmatic to go along with the gadget?

Tool_maker
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How often does the message change?
Tool_maker   11/26/2012 12:46:05 PM
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  This thing is way above my pay grade, so if the questions are foolish, I apologize.

  How many charactors can this device store? Must they always be displayed in the same order or can you automatically change messages? Do the LED's damage the parent painting? Could you set other displays and shuffle between using the same controller.

  Some earlier post mentioned waiting rooms and I am just trying to figure how many times I would be willing to read it before I scream and want to tear it down.

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