LED Box for Displays, Awards and Games

The 5x5 WS2812 LED box was built for the DARIAH-DE DH-Award. It has a button to switch modes and can be scaled / modified for games as well

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The LED box is made from 3mm acrylic, with a front sheet of semi-transparent acrylic (WS10 / WS20). It is controlled by an Arduino Nano and contains a 5x5 LED matrix from WS2812 strips in the top part, a button to the left and an on-off switch. As a power source, we used a stripped usb cable that is connected to a standard mobile phone charger / powerbrick.

The front cover can be easily replaced. For the graphics on the front, we used a Plotter to cut out stickers (GCC Expert Pro).

Software: Arduino with the Fastled library, code for effects at

This project was inspired by Raspberry Pi Retro Gaming LED Display:

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LED Matrix schematics.png

Arduino drivers:

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a single LED box

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3 led boxes 3mm.DXF

for bulk production :-)

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