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LED Bat Display Sign

Whew, finally my LED Bat Display Sign is starting to come together.

It's been awhile, here's the latest happening.  Ron and I have been working 
on a few electronic projects; first one--the arbitrary signal generator, second
one--a bat echo detector and this current one-- LED bat display sign.

                      LBDS1

This is my workspace. Pretty small wouldn't you say?  I'm glad to have one.
For a while I was working from my computer desk.  Talk about messy and 
everything on top everything else.  When Ron needed to use the soldering 
iron I was in the way or vice versa.  Now when Ron wants to do something 
with electronics he can and I get to sit here writing this journal entry without 
interruptions.  Sweet :-)


                     LBDS2

Here's a photo of the bat lights up.  I'm nowhere near finishing it since I still have 
so much more to do.  The core of this sign is what matters the most.

                     LBDS3

See what I mean. Ron and I have been working the guts of it.  With so many wires 
being connected and positioning the LEDs from the schematic design to the physical
world can be quite challenging.  See below the close up of the schematic. It's a matrix.

                               LBDS4

This next photos show all three parts ( schematic design, translated matrix onto
freehand sketch of the Bat design, to the physical Bat cut outs) coming to together.

                       LBDS5

Next up is moving all the components from the breadboard (see the guts photos above)
to a strip board which eventually will be mounted in the final phases of this project.

The cool part and also the challenge was figuring out how to control the LEDs using the 
BoArduino.  We've had a share of microcontrollers and posted our experiences 
here
Eventually, I'll do a more detail write-up on the thought process and the challenges 
we encountered along the way.  For now, enjoy the video below. 

Drop in a line, Tell me what you think?

 Here's my video of the Bat Display doing it's thing :-)

     
         
         (c) 2006-Current -All context and photos by Sybarite13

    

Comments

( 3 comments )
(Anonymous)
May. 8th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
Like I said. BAT ASS
(Anonymous)
May. 8th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
Like I said BAT ASS!!!!
sybarite13
May. 9th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC)
Thanks much.
I still have a quite a bit to do. In time, I'll post updates. Thanks again for your feedback.
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