It's always interesting to me what clever engineering types can come up with just for the sheer pleasure of it. This is definitely something fun for people who want to personalize their wall decor. While it won't turn anyone into a Picasso, it's certainly worthwhile for entertainment purposes. It reminds me a bit of those digital picture frames, and like those I think it could make a cool Christmas gift (if it was on the market and affordable, of course!).
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.
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.
Fifty-six-year-old Pasquale Russo has been doing metalwork for more than 30 years in a tiny southern Italy village. Many craftsmen like him brought with them fabrication skills when they came from the Old World to America.
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