Hey all, I've got a killer halloween costume that needs LED's and some Arduino goodness to really make it pop. Behold:
That's a model I built in Solidworks, it's going to get built via rapid prototyping next week However, the physical helmet is only part of the equation, it needs to be able to do this:
That's where you guys come in, I'm a mechanical engineer by trade but I'm afraid I'm a bit behind the curve when it comes to homebrew electronics and programming. This is what I have for the LED array so far, these guys are 1.25" square and I've got 10 of them:
Essentially what I want to do is link 5 or 6 of these end to end and treat them as a 8 X 40(or 48) display. Now I'm not a complete luddite, I understand that I'm going to need to use some kind of multiplexing or shift register to do this, but that's all I know. So what I need next is a shopping list of everything I need for this project, can you guys help me out?
Oh, and if this isn't postedin the right forum can a mod please move it? Thanks!