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[[Image:LEDPanel.jpg|thumb|right|Cheap LED panels]]
 
* P5 or P6 (spacing) RGB LED Panels (either [http://www.adafruit.com/products/420 16x32] or [http://www.adafruit.com/products/1484 32x32 RBG]) - as many as we can purchase. Via [http://www.aliexpress.com/item/P6-SMD-LED-Module-5v/629551473.html AliExpress]
 
* P5 or P6 (spacing) RGB LED Panels (either [http://www.adafruit.com/products/420 16x32] or [http://www.adafruit.com/products/1484 32x32 RBG]) - as many as we can purchase. Via [http://www.aliexpress.com/item/P6-SMD-LED-Module-5v/629551473.html AliExpress]
 
:: '''Mitch will be purchasing panels directly from the seller in China at the start of November and shipping them to the space.'''
 
:: '''Mitch will be purchasing panels directly from the seller in China at the start of November and shipping them to the space.'''

Revision as of 19:40, 22 October 2014

Objective - Great Wall of Noisebridge

A beautiful, Times Square style LED Wall (example Emoji video), which will reside in the Hackertorium on the wall that says "American Dream." The wall is being organized by Dana and James with the help of the community. The size of the wall will be modular, expanding as additional panels are added. An example of two 16x32 panels in action was demonstrated at the end of the 10/21 Tuesday meeting using both a web interface and curl.

It will be possible to program the wall from Slack, IRC, Web Interface, Kinect, webcams, etc.

Parts Needed

Cheap LED panels
Mitch will be purchasing panels directly from the seller in China at the start of November and shipping them to the space.



How do I help?

You can pledge a panel by donating $10 - 20

  • Give cash to Mitch, Dana or James directly.
  • Credit card donations can be paypal'ed to Mitch directly.
PayPal donate as 'friend or family' to avoid charges.
Add a note "This is for the led wall."


Amount raised so far

Total $170 as of 10/21/2014

Can I see an example of this in action?

https://github.com/hzeller/rpi-rgb-led-matrix 'A library to control commonly available 32x32 or 16x32 RGB LED panels with the Raspberry Pi. Can support PWM up to 11Bit per channel, providing true 24bbp color with CIE1931 profile (but: see Limitations below).'

NYC Resistor has a nice page with a series of projects they've already completed using the Beaglebone + cape + LEDscape.


'I've written the LEDscape "firmware" for the BeagleBone Black that uses the PRU ("Programable Realtime Units") to drive 64 RGB matrices or 32 of the WS2811 LED strips with 0% CPU load. This allows all of the ARM's CPU time to be used for rendering frames into a buffer, which is then clocked out at the high speed 800 KHz rate to the WS281x strips or at a 1 MHz clock to the matrices. This rate allows 544 meters of strip / 64 31x16 LED matrices to be drawn at 30fps. Since the PRU can read any of the ARM's RAM it is possible to change the frame buffer pointer on every frame for easy double-buffering. Brief, disorganized notes on setup for the PRU.'

How can I use this thing?

Add specs on LEDScape, web gui, emoji support, etc.

Basic info on LED's

Using LED's as input