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8X16 or 16X32 LED Matrix controller

Discussion in 'Arduino' started by xplizt, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. xplizt

    xplizt New Member

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    Hi everyone! I am new to this forum and I swear... I did try doing a search, but nothing helpful came up.

    I am building an LED Dancefloor and need a little help with the controlling aspect of it.

    So... I will eventually have approximately 128 squares 8 wide and 16 long... or I will go with a smaller block pattern and do 16 wide and 32 long, leaving me with 256 squares.

    I would like to control the boards similar to the ones below

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=lIsEZ84OfTc&feature=related
    &
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=q35_7ANzhfE&feature=related

    The Arduino controller is supposed to be capable of this but I dont understand how and the coding freaks me out just to think of it. Ultimately I would like for the information to be transferred via USB or even be stored on a USB.

    I will be driving approximately 128 1 Watt Luxeon LEDs, that is unless I go with the 256 LED version.

    Anyone here have any clues as to where I should start?

    Or even better... does anyone here want to help me build it?

    Thank you for your help!
    -Chris
     

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