Designing a Mini BillBoard using LED Lights(different colors) , Arduino and Bread Board. Thought of creating a mini billboard, that could display my name (“Josh”) . This is for one of the build nights (required us to use LED lights). This billboard would blink in out josh several times just like any big billboard. Here is a link to the video of the project Mini BillBoard . Follow me on twitter @SJTGs
Step 1: Tools Needed for This Project
Tools needed for this project :
- Two Bread Boards
- LED lights with different Colors
- 220Ω Resistors
- Jumper Wires
- Card Box optional
- Arduino uno
- Power source (Laptop or 5v adapter)
All the mentioned tools are basic need for the project to work.
Step 2: Connecting the Dots
- This step will require you to connect the LED lights to the board. I connect mine in form of letters.
- Next connect the 220Ω Resistors as shown in the above image.
- Connecting the jumper wires to the board. This will provide connection between the Arduino to the bread board.
- Connect one of the jumper wires to the GND (negative) and the one of the positive like that in the diagram
The above diagram shows how the cables and tools need to be connected. If you are unclear ask!!!!!!!
Step 3: the Source Code
This part of the step will require the user to input in the source code to make the the mini billboard work. I have include the source needed for this project. This code is self explanatory.
Step 4: Testing Phase
This is the final stage step of the project. It will require the user to test if the mini bill board actually works.
Below is an image and video to show that mine actually works well. Always wanted me name to be in the “lights”.Here is a link to the video Mini Billboard . This shows how the my project actually works .
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