Posts Tagged led cube

On LED driver chips

I have found the TLC5940 chip, which I thought would solve my problems. It didn’t, not all of them, or at least there are a few downsides to it. The main one being the timing requirements. The 5940 kind of does PWM. It doesn’t have an internal clock, so it relies on an external clock […]

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LED cubes and Raspberry Pis…

My plan of making an LED cube with a Raspberry Pi is coming together… been making a list of stuff I need, and looking good resources. IC 1: Serial in/Parallel out. Apparently this particular type of IC is called a 74HC595. Found it on a list of popular ICs for Arduino chips. Linked datasheet is […]

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LED Cubes, and Raspberry Pis

Raspberry Pis have been out for a while. And I’m thinking of picking one up for projects over the work term in May – August. ¬†(Also, because a Raspberry Pi is just something interesting to have… the possibilities of a cheap & low-power Linux system are numerous.) I’m not sure how I got onto the […]

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