ok so basically i want to make my own shield! :) not for mass production or anything, just for fun and the concept that (i can get it done)! lol
i have followed this tutorial and it was extremely useful! http://aaroneiche.com/2010/06/24/a-beginners-guide-to-making-an-arduino-shield-pcb/
i learned some of the usage of the tools and parts list...
i also downloaded the sparkfun.lbr to have a parts list so i think i have everything? oh yeah and im using the Eagle program. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
My question is: I have looked around this site and i have found useful information on charlieplexing and multiplexing and all that stuff but i dont know how to start out. i want to make my own LED matrix, similar to the LOL Shield that jimmie rodgers created. But i wouldnt even know what resistors to use and how many to use.
i would like to make a 20x10 or maybe bigger im not sure...(my plan here is to put it into a helmet i will make daft punk) or (make a tie shaped pcb to wear while i use my deadmau5 head)
is there any website out there that has a tutorial on these kinds of things? i searched the internet but with no success as i have no idea what to search...
it would be very awesome if you can help. :)