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kclv1988

For my second project I was thinking to build and code connect-4 game. The way I wanted to build the game is for it to have 84 leds (42 of red and 42 of green ) and have 7 buttons for inputting the column to drop the LED.

Since I am a bit new, I was wondering if it is even possible to control that many leds and have 7 input buttons.

By the way I have arduino diecimila.
Thank you

AndyCC

I'd recommend you do some research here:
http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php?action=unread;board=6.0

A fair number of people want to control lots of LEDs :-)

nickvd


kclv1988

Nickvd

Thank you,

Now I know that the hardware allows this to happen. Before I jump into this I would need to learn about shift registers and such. Any recommendations on a smaller project that will allow me to learn about them?


By the way fantastic looking project. How much knowledge of electronics did you have before you started it?

nickvd


Nickvd

Thank you,

Now I know that the hardware allows this to happen. Before I jump into this I would need to learn about shift registers and such. Any recommendations on a smaller project that will allow me to learn about them?


Start with a single shift register and learn how to control each led individually, then add one more, then try your hand at multiplexing :)


By the way fantastic looking project. How much knowledge of electronics did you have before you started it?


Virtually none.

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