"The Frame" is a simple-to-build, yet powerful display, which allows you to display some simple information or do some awesome stuff on it. It's designed as a companion screen to your computer. It's controlled by the Blinkstick (http://blinkstick.com), a super easy way to interface a RGB led from a computer (like raspberry pi).
The powerful part is the software being currently written. It will allow the display of some awesome information bits, like unread email, weather info, build server status, etc.
An easy, open-source interface for controlling rgb-led from your pc.
Adafruit Neopixel 8x8
You know it.
IKEA RIBBA Frame
The smallest one (4x6 " or 10x15 cm)
Black Foam Rubber
You should get that in every good diy-store
this is my first log for the project, but honestly, there isn't much to tell yet. I've created the frame in under an hour, which is quite long from my point of view. It's really easy to assemble, pretty straight forward as you can tell from the pictures.
However, because I like blinking lights, I did a first test in terms of an spectrum analyzer. So, currently the frame is attached to my computer. While the software is running, all sound that gets played on the computer will be displayed on the frame.
As showing blinking leds isn't the main task of the frame, I decided to implement it, because - i love blinking lights.
I even have a small, yet not spectecular video for you. (P.S.: sound is from a german rock/ska/punk band singing something about "this will be a long rocky road". Yeah, I guess it will be.^^)