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DIY The Arduino with 8×8 LED Matrix Today!

You have seen the Arduino with 8×8 LED matrixes at some of the electronic expos, but you’re always wondered if only the project will involve a big and tough programming code? Well, if you have the urge to DIY an Arduino with 8×8 LED matrix, then there is nothing to stop you by. This Arduino with 8×8 LED matrix is driven by a MAX7219 IC, where you can easily find it out at the local electronic shop! It’s controlled through an Arduino microcontroller board. Beside that, you should prepare a custom PCB and make sure it can be used to tidy up all the wires connecting the LED matrix and the IC. Since it is comes with a separate 12V power supply, this mean you don’t even need to drain everything from the Arduino board all by you! In this project, you have to make sure that you’re and identify the four important wires, which are necessary to control the MAX7219 IC. Those wires are: The Data wire; The Clock wire; The Latch/Load wire; The Ground wire. Both of the… Continue reading

The Finest Creation – LED Hard Drive Clock 3.5”

Are you so bored with the life and would like something more special or outstanding to spice up the boring life? Well, then you might want to try this colorful LED hard drive clock 3.5″. This is quite a simple project, where all you need to prepare are old hard drive (You don’t have to buy new hard drive, as the old one will be more than enough for this project!), microcontrollers and a fine programmer to get this project started… This project doesn’t involve any drilling process. The clock works by simply removing the top of the hard drive and cutting a slot into the platter. After that, the lights will be mounted underneath and flashes when it start to spin! In addition, you can even create the illusion of clock hands or color bars, if you know how to tune the right timing! Since it can run perfectly with only a 12V power supply, then it’s easy for you to hook the power supply nicely. Beside that, it also comes with a self adhesive strip on the back,… Continue reading