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Gadget Freak Case #229: Modify Your Wall Art

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John Duffy
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Re: Parts supply
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. 

jcdammeyer
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jcdammeyer   11/14/2012 12:35:15 AM
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Thanks.  Would make a great scrolling sign that shows what FM channel I use for the music I play with my blinking Christmas lights.

The RGB modules look really nice too.  Wish I had the time.

John

Al
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Re: Could be a fun Christmas gift
Al   11/13/2012 10:46:02 PM
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thanks! I think that's the best compliment I've received all year :-)

Al
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Re: Parts supply
Al   11/13/2012 10:45:10 PM
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oops, somehow that got missed, here's the link to the LED matrix, the project uses two of these guys https://www.adafruit.com/products/555

jcdammeyer
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Parts supply
jcdammeyer   11/13/2012 11:39:17 AM
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Novel use of a LED array.  Nice that Allied provided part numbers for the bits they do supply.  But it would be useful if the supplier of the non-allied parts were also part of the article.  Especially considering that the LED array is fundamental to the gadget.

Al
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Re: Harvest some energy
Al   11/13/2012 3:58:10 AM
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I like that idea, yes agree power cord is not ideal for this kind of application. The other option here would be battery power.

78RPM
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Harvest some energy
78RPM   11/12/2012 9:36:37 PM
You know what would be fun?  Hang a weight on a rachet (like a pendulum grandfather clock) to spin a motor/generator to provide the electrical energy for this circuit.  Lose the AC mains line cord running up the wall.

NadineJ
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Love it!
NadineJ   11/12/2012 11:52:28 AM
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This looks like fun.  Great idea for waiting rooms.

Charles Murray
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Re: Could be a fun Christmas gift
Charles Murray   11/9/2012 6:29:51 PM
A rare combination of left-brain and right-brain talent!

Ann R. Thryft
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Looks like fun
Ann R. Thryft   11/9/2012 1:28:04 PM
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This looks like a fun thing to come up with and to do. And the images or words can always be changed when you get tired of them.

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