[Trilug-ontopic] need to program a series of LED lights
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Thu Dec 11 11:46:59 EST 2008
On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 11:40 AM, Greg Brown <gwbrown1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The initial project would be very small. Perhaps four strands of 10 LEDs
> each lighting up a mini gazebo in the center of town.
> I'm not tied to any hardware specifically. A small embedded system seemed
> to make sense just because it was, well, small.
> I'm not proficient in many languages (except PERL) so I'm using this as an
> excuse to learn something new. I've done "hello world" in a wide assortment
> of languages but not much else.
> The gazebo is going to be fairly small. 10 inches high or thereabouts.
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 11:33 AM, Rodney Radford <rradford at mindspring.com>wrote:
>> How many total LEDs, and how many individual LED circuits?
>> Are you tied to a specific Linux box?
>> What languages are you proficient in?
>> How big is the layout?
>> The answers to the above questions will help narrow down some
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Greg Brown
>> Sent: Dec 11, 2008 11:14 AM
>> To: Technical discussion related to Linux and Open Source
>> Subject: [Trilug-ontopic] need to program a series of LED lights
>> Using an embedded Linux box I'd like program a string of tri-state LED
>> lights. I'd like to synchronize the lights to music (this is for a
>> miniature town a friend is building for God only knows why).
>> I have *NO IDEA* how to go forward with this and I further have no idea
>> how the embedded computer would interface with the lights to turn them
>> Has anybody done anything like this? What did you do and how did you do
>> it? Did you look the LEDs up to a serial port and set pin voltages? What
>> language did you use? C? Java?
>> Any pointers would be greatly appreaciated.
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