LPD8806 by the meter

Now that’s a fancy spectrum analyzer!

Is everybody clear that this was a prepaid group order? If not, and you’re uncomfortable with that, let me know by email.

Not sure I understand what this means? I emailed a request but never sent payment.

I think that means he wants some $$$ before he places the order :wink:

My confusion has been cleared up. :slight_smile:

Order was made. I should have blinkies in hand in 10-14 days.

:slight_smile: So, what’s everyone going to do with all this blinky madness?

@ ransomhall - so how many meter did you end up ordering?

I have no idea what I’m going to do with mine :slight_smile: I just don’t want to be left behind when everyone will start posting videos :wink:

Going to get a few bike spoke POV thingies from http://hokeyspokes.com/ , add some of these strips to the frame and blink my way through the summer…

@ ransom - that’s awesome! I’ll be watching for you on the news. :slight_smile: I’ve got a couple of the bike povs from adafruit.com I bought a while ago for another project that I never ended up using. Waiting for my kids to get a tad bit bigger then I’ll hook 'em up.

@ ianlee74 - 3 words…Christmas LED Madness. :slight_smile:

@ ransomhall - OK, I think that may be simultaneously one of the worst websites I’ve ever seen, and one of the coolest gadgets ever for a bike. If I ever rode at night, I’d TOTALLY be buying some.

I’m thinking Halloween is going to be fun this year :wink: How do you power these things? Can they be powered directly from a FEZ or is a separate power supply necessary?

I ordered the 5V strips so you can power a fairly short length directly from a uC. Exact lengths depend on how many LEDs you have on at once and what color/intensity. I measure current with all on at brightest white to get a max value.

It would be easy enough to make a gadgeteer controller module for these that could handle plenty of power and run/store various “blink scripts”.

I bet Gmod is cranking that out as I type :wink:

But it’s not the worst name ever for a cool POV gadget…

For that, see New DUB PimpStar LED message wheel promo - YouTube .

Didn’t see LEDs. I only saw a blonde in a Ferrari. Not sure how to pick one :slight_smile:

Soon to be banned by auto insurance companies. :smiley:

Banning blondes driving might be a hard fight :wink:

OK, so I know this thread is in “off topic” but wow, it’s going downhill fast, and more off-topic with each post.

Definitely a worse name. I’d seen that gadget before…I’m trying to picture just how quickly one would crash while trying to update the wheels while driving…and we thought texting was dangerous!