I'm currently working on an open source Arduino powered RGB LED clock that will have a total of 180 LEDS on it. I've been working on this for a better part of the year and finally have my first prototype done. And YES those are over 250 surface mount componants that were hand soldered.
I'm thinking that in quantity I'll be able to sell these at a reasonable price, about $85 USD, for the populated board (Machine stuffed and soldered of course
) and about $150 for in a wood frame and $200 in a billet aluminum. I'm thinking about releasing this on kickstarter soon. What's everyone think so far.
I don't have all of the coding done on it yet and I only have the one prototype built so far but I have been lighting them up in some neat patterns
I know the pictures really don't do it justice. I'll try and get some videos up on Youtube over the weekend. Let me know what you think.