Build your own RGB LED Cylinder

Date Posted:25 July 2012 

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Dave Clausen from the NYC Resistor space built an amazing RGB LED cylinder that not only looks amazing, but also must have been a true feat of hand-soldering. The display comprises ninety-five RGB LEDs, which are soldered to solid music wire. Each LED can be individually controlled via TI TLC5940 16-channel PWM driver ICs via an Arduino-compatible circuit board. You can see the results in the following video:

And as part of the open-source movement, Dave has published the design files, C code and notes so you can reproduce this yourself. So to get started, check out the project page here. And for more news, updates and items of interest, please follow us on twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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