HI EVERYBODY! Today we will be making an electronic name tag using the TinyDuino and the TinyShield Led Matrix. This is a very simple project that can be used to display any words that you want, so lets get started!
- Lots of Leds library V82 : link
The Lots of Leds library is written for a matrix that is larger than the board we are using. The code to the name tag will be provided in a later step and will explain what changes have been made in the Charliplexing.h file. If you do not want to download the entire library, the files needed are provided below. For any questions about installing/downloading libraries, check the link here.
Here we are just attaching a magnetic material to the back of the TinyDuino. If you have a processor with the battery holder attached, you're good to go! If not, we will have to make some small modifications. One solution is to bend a paper clip like in the picture above. This is a nice fix because it also holds our battery in place nicely. Another is to use double sided sticky tape to tape the battery to the board and the metal to the battery. If you do not want anybody to see the actual boards or use magnets, you could sew or pin it to the inside of your shirt. The possibilities are endless so let us know what you come up with!
Thanks for reading and have fun!This code can be downloaded to your computer or directly uploaded to your TinyDuino processor board. Below is the program used for the TinyName tag. Thanks to codebender, it can be downloaded to your computer or directly uploaded to your TinyDuino processor board.