This is a 'simple' Guy Manuel LED Matrix.
It features 256 single color LEDs, using the same hardware as the Thomas LED display. The led display measures 9 x 3.5 inches once completed.
There are currently 24 different animations that can be selected by pressing a button on the battery pack. This kit is Bluetooth Compatible, allowing you to change modes with your phone, in addition to allowing you to have custom text scroll.
Assembled version also available
When Completed and Mounted in a helmet
Please note that there are No Returns!
1 - 9 x 3.5 inch laser cut visor
4 - Matrix driver boards
1 - Power Supply board
1- Voltage regulator with heatsink
1 - Main control board
2 x 16 Mhz Crystals
3 x 22pF Capacitors (10, 16, 25 or 50 Volts)
8 x 0.1uF Capacitors (10, 16, 25 or 50 Volts)
8 x 10uF Capacitors (10, 16, 25 or 50 Volts)
6 x 1k Ohm resistors (1/4 or 1/8 Watt)
6 x 27k or 30k Ohm resistors (1/4 or 1/8 Watt)
4 Meters x 50 Conductor 28AWG Cable
~ 300 5mm Yellow Diffused LEDs
2 x 6mm Momentary Push buttons
5 x Max7219 Chips
1 x 4 pin female header
2 x 4 Pin headers
1 x 4AA battery pack w/switch
1 x Uart Bluetooth Module HC-06 Slave
• A soldering Iron (~30 Watts)
• Hot Glue Gun
• Wire Cutters
• Wire Strippers
Is this kit support bi-colored LEDs?
No, this is a single color LED kit, I will release a bi-color kit in the future.
Do I have to purchase additional parts to complete this kit?
Yes, check the Parts Required list above.
Where can I purchase the Required parts?
Ebay is the best option.
Do I have to be able to write code to assemble this kit?
Nope, the kit comes with a pre-programmed chip.
What skills are required to complete the kit?
Being able to solder is a MUST! Everything else is more-or-less straightforward.
Does the kit come with a helmet?
Nope, the kit comes with only the electronics.
Does this kit come assembled?
Unless you select 'Assembled' nope.
How difficult is it to assemble?
On a scale of 1-to-10, around 8.
Is there a way you could sell a kit with all the parts required to complete the kit?
Nope, too much hassle on my part.
Do you ship world-wide?
Yes, I do.
How long does International Shipping take?
Roughly 1-3 weeks.
I have some more questions!
Tweet them at me, I'll try my best to reply quickly.