Spinning LED's


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If you think about it, LED's are like live versions of pixels.  You can use them to make something, and can do it pixel by pixel (LED by LED).  I have thought about on several occasions about making some simple images using LEDs, but that would take alot.

But I digress...  Hacked Gadgets is great for electronic nerds, like me.  They constantly have cool things people have built, and most of the time, a link to a place that shows you how to do it.  One of the latest posts is the top 5 spinning LED displays.  For those of you who don't know, a spinning display is a group of LEDs that spin, and light up at the right moment to display a picture, text, and sometimes games.

Posted by Ensellitis @ 6/14/2006 22:15  |    4

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Lawrence (Level 10 Operative) @ 6/15/2006 14:55
Cool, reminds me of when I used to do electronics at school, except my things were nowhere near as amazing as that! That's incredible.

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Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 6/15/2006 12:08
LED is short for "light emitting diode"  It's like a very tiny light bulb that has a life of usually 100,000 hours.  They are verrrry bright too.  You can find them anywhere...  All those lights on your computer (power light, reading light) are LEDs, and your remote control uses another type of LED. 

Congragulations, you have passed Ensellitis school of eletrical engineering, once you electricute yourself, you will graduate! 

And nerd news reporter??? 

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iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 6/15/2006 09:46

By the way, we should start calling you Ensellitis the nerds news reporter, ETNNR for short.


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iSTVAN (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 6/15/2006 09:45
That movie with the pixelled cartoon characters was fun. The bit with the guy playing darts had me chuckling. But I still have no idea what LED's is/are.

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