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Large LED Matrix Display – Part 2 (Driver Board Fabrication)

More work done on the LED Display! This weekend I got the first of many (and by many I mean 160) LED driver boards. This board will eventually drive 8 of the 1280 LEDs on the final sign. Here are

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AVR 10-pin/6-pin Header Converter

I’ve been using a parallel port programmer (Printer Port) to program my AVRs since I started using them. I’ve had to keep a slow old computer around just to program my AVRs since most new computers don’t even have parallel

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Laminator Modification Guide – Apache AL13P

Pulsar recommended using this specific laminator when using their products. I just got mine delivered a few hours ago and made the modifications as Pulsar suggested. Pulsar provided pretty good instructions but I thought they could use some pictures so

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Large LED Matrix Display – Part 1

I’ve wanted a digital marquee for a long time. The kind you see at some gas stations or grocery stores that say simple messages like “Have a nice day!”. They tend to be pretty expensive for something pretty small. I

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Homemade PCB Fabrication

I’m going to put this guide up mostly for myself so I can repeat my successful PCB fabrication. I’ll try to update this with links to sites for each product and pictures of my going through the process the next

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