LED Sign ????

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LED Sign ????

Post by Incito » December 25th, 2013, 10:17 am

I am thinking on making an led sign for my cab?
I could do a basic one that just powers on, OR have is scroll a message on which I could change. The later being a bit more expensive and time consuming.

The first option is pretty simple. Anyone reading this could use this page as an example. http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-sign-board/

As for making an LED matrix that will take ASCII, I will need a micro-controller that I can program Basic Stamp with. I wonder of any of you know of a script already to save some time.

The downside is I would have to get rid of scorpion.
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Should I?

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Re: LED Sign ????

Post by jodydid » December 26th, 2013, 6:10 am

sounds like a good idea :wink: buy feel sorry for scorpion :sad:

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Re: LED Sign ????

Post by Incito » December 27th, 2013, 8:22 am

What if I did some sort of led fire effect and pit it behind him?
I do want to keep Scorps in there. :tongue:

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Re: LED Sign ????

Post by Hierophant » December 28th, 2013, 6:35 pm

That would be a good compromise. It would be cool if Scorpion said "Get over here!" sometimes, like, if the cab had been idling for five or ten minutes.

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Post by starlingmax » December 28th, 2013, 9:32 pm

Incito wrote:What if I did some sort of led fire effect and pit it behind him?
I do want to keep Scorps in there. :tongue:
Hierophant wrote:That would be a good compromise. It would be cool if Scorpion said "Get over here!" sometimes, like, if the cab had been idling for five or ten minutes.
I love both ideas!
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Yeah yeah... sure, no problem.. ehhmmm well... bye...

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Re: LED Sign ????

Post by Incito » December 28th, 2013, 10:34 pm

I like the get over here! LOL.
Would be a bit of a challege, but could be worth it, so as long as I don't have it saying that avery 30 seconds.
May use either a motions sensor and one of those sound emitters that you can't hear, but it works like a bat. Idea came from the "Booze BookShelf".
I could just right a script that activates and plays the wav file too?

As for the display, what about this? An LED infinity mirror!

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Post by Hierophant » December 31st, 2013, 6:36 pm

You'd definitely only want Scorpion yelling that out under set conditions, or it could get annoying.

Those infinity LEDs are cool. I saw one like this on a Harley once:

http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/images/KY-8415-4.jpg

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Re: LED Sign ????

Post by BackForwardPunch » January 1st, 2014, 3:28 pm

Led mirror looks awesome! That would be a really cool addition.

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Re: LED Sign ????

Post by Incito » January 2nd, 2014, 1:27 pm

After some thought and chatting with you all ... Infinity mirror with Scorps in the center is what I will do. I am going to loo into programming the leds to do a cool display.

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