Saturday, March 16, 2019

Scaling up the falling streamer animation

Progress is being made on the Seven Segment Art Installation project:
https://hackaday.io/project/163549-a-seven-segment-art-installation

Here is a single falling streamer crossing tiles.


Next step is to use an 18 byte array to have up to two falling streamers per column.

If you want to duplicate this, here are the components:
https://hackaday.io/project/163549/components

The boards for this project can be made at PCBWay.com:
https://www.pcbway.com/project/shareproject/Tile_Board_for_A_Seven_Segment_Display_Art_Installation__v8_.html

The rest of the components are available on eBay.

Get the software for this project at GitLab:
https://gitlab.com/arduinoenigma/seven-segment-art-installation

Each tile board runs this sketch:
https://gitlab.com/arduinoenigma/seven-segment-art-installation/tree/master/Board100x9x13

The first board in the chain has an extra Arduino Nano mounted on headers on the footprint marked "Nano-Prog", this Arduino runs the animation sketch and sends commands down the chain to illuminate specific LEDs.

The sketch for the master Arduino is here:
https://gitlab.com/arduinoenigma/seven-segment-art-installation/tree/master/Board100x9x13-Master

If you like this project, follow it on Hackaday.IO

EDIT:

Here is a new version with one falling streamer per column:




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