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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
https://gist.github.com/mneuschaefer/50fe4537a589a2e698b32f7ae7423f14

This project was inspired by Raspberry Pi Retro Gaming LED Display: https://hackaday.io/project/11064-raspberry-pi-retro-gaming-led-display

(detailed logs follow)

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Arduino drivers: http://kig.re/2014/12/31/how-to-use-arduino-nano-mini-pro-with-CH340G-on-mac-osx-yosemite.html

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3 led boxes 3mm.DXF

for bulk production :-)

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