I thought it might be fun to learn how some of the really big, interactive, inspiring LED art was built. I’m talking about things like: All of these great works of art were build with dedicated, smart teams, custom hardware, and amazing code. I realized I had to learn about pixel-addressable LEDs, electrical engineering, embedded… Read more
The plot so far: suppose you want to build a large, pixel-addressable LED installation with the following parameters: Runs at 60 frames per second More than 4400 LEDs Fully-programmable from a PC or otherwise Survives the desert You can run a Teensy 3.2 with the FastLED library and parallel output on 8 different pins: that… Read more
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