Nov 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Pacific
What You'll Do:
Have you seen those cool RGB pixel boxes and wish you could make and program your own? Well, now you can! Building your own 8×8 RBG Animated Pixel box is not only easy, but it is also fun as well. If you are looking for a fun and easy project that will impress your family and friends, then this is the workshop for you.
In this workshop, you will learn:
- How to connect an 8×8 RGB Neopixel matrix to an Arduino.
- Set up your programming environment to program an Arduino
- Program 8×8 pixel images into an Arduino
- Program animated 8×8 pixel images into an Arduino
- How to 3D print the matrix display box
- Build a matrix display box with card stop
This workshop will show you how to wire an 8×8 Neopixel display to an Arduino Nano. Download the necessary software to program and upload to your Arduino nano. Set up your programming environment including how to find and install needed libraries.
You will have access to all the files to print your own 3D Display box in the picture. The display box is an original design by the instructor. You will have access to it before it is uploaded to Thingiverse.
You will learn how to create a display box using card stock paper or get tips on how to use other materials.
In those cool LED matrix boxes and wish you could make and program your own?
What You'll Need:
- Arduino Nano or compatible
- 8X8 64 Neopixel Matrix WS2812 5050 RGB
- Breadboard Jumper Wires 10CM Female to Female
- 220 ohm Resistor
- Micro Push Button Switch, 6 Pin DPDT Self-locking Power On/Off Latching Switch
- 25” x 5.25” square box
- 12pt or greater card stock paper
- Access to 3D printer (optional)
- Solder kit (for solder option)
- Solder Seal Wire Connectors Heat Shrink Solder Butt Connectors (for non-solder option)
- Heat gun (for non-solder option)
About your Facilitator:Juan is a maker and author of the recent book “Terrific Makerspace Projects: A Practical Guide for Librarians”. He enjoys helping students with their research. He is a big supporter of STEM and participating in Maker events on university campuses. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
Juan Denzer is the Engineering and Computer Science Librarian at Syracuse University. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Binghamton University and a Master of Library Science from the University at Buffalo. Juan has over 25 years of experience in programming and computer technology.
Juan is a maker and author of the recent book “Terrific Makerspace Projects: A Practical Guide for Librarians”. He enjoys helping students with their research. He is a big supporter of STEM and participating in Maker events on university campuses.Follow them at: