Donation (if wanted) - LED Screen Tiles

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mistamudd

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Mar 26, 2017, 3:37:04 AM3/26/17
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Hi folks.

Tom here - your occasional LED screen dumper !


Would folks be interested in any more tiles from LED screens ?  I have a few boxes of LED tiles to clear out that used to belong to a digiLED MC7 LED Screen.   They are the exact same type as recently donated to the Las Vegas Hackspace (Synshop) .  Please see https://groups.google.com/d/msg/synshop/ov_LCQSXeds/jCaFP1iGBAAJ for details.


Let me know if there's any interest or, as always , please do say  "we dont want any more of your old LED crap Tom :-) "


All the best


Tom

Michele Panegrossi

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Mar 26, 2017, 4:16:24 AM3/26/17
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Hi Tom,

I would love two of them! What kind of driver do they need?

Many thanks,
Michele

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mistamudd

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Mar 26, 2017, 4:27:17 AM3/26/17
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Hi Michelle.   I'm guessing by 'driver' you mean how to get them lit up and displaying video again ?

Well, there's been a number of Pi and arduino projects in the US and UK with previous LED tiles Ive donated.... Have a search for 'Jumbotron' and lots will pop up.


Alternatively, if you're happy to buy off-the-shelf kit, you can purchase the controller cards (we call the scan cards) from the web here :   http://www.led-card.com/led-receiver-board.html


To quirt video into these cards you'll then need an LED sender card (think of it as a DVI capture card to convert to LED tile protocol)  :  http://www.led-card.com/led-sending-card.html


Originally these LED panels ran on the Linsn family of Sender and Scan but there's no reason you couldn't go for the more common NovaStar or similar instead.



All you'll need then to light them up is a hub card  (to distribute the power and data from the Scancard)   and some 5v DC power.




Its only a brief summary but I hope it helps.



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John Jordan

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Mar 26, 2017, 5:04:42 AM3/26/17
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Hi tom.

How many do you have?

I was thinking of making some LED cubes. These sound perfect!

Thanks

John

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Henry Sands

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Mar 26, 2017, 6:49:08 AM3/26/17
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Can never say no to more LED screens! how many do you have available? I'd love to do a little wall feature.

Henry.

JJ

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Mar 26, 2017, 9:52:33 AM3/26/17
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Likewise. I'd like to make up a larger display if there are enough up for grabs.

Thanks,

JJ

Nigel Worsley

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Mar 26, 2017, 10:30:10 AM3/26/17
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> Would folks be interested in any more tiles from LED screens?

YES!

I have an application in mind for four tiles, a spare or two would be
nice, but even a pair of them would be useful. I am thinking about
knocking up a PCB to interface them to an ESP32, I suspect a few other
people would be interested in this too.

Nigle

Jasper Wallace

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Mar 26, 2017, 11:35:27 AM3/26/17
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I'd like a pair if possible (I'm assuming thats the 16x64 smaller things.)

Do you know if there are any better docs of pinouts etc?

This is in the google groups link you posted:

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=forums&srcid=MTUyMzA2ODU4ODYxODQ1OTIyODEBMDA0MDI2NzYzMDQxNzczNDU1MzABRkw2ZU81MjJCQUFKATAuMQEBdjI

Ok, this looks good:

https://github.com/krux702/led_panel_wall


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deanforbes

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Mar 26, 2017, 6:39:41 PM3/26/17
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count me in if there are any still going 

3 by 3 panel would be great if not 2 by would also good

so optimistically 9 if not 4 would be great too 

:-) 



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Michele Panegrossi

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Mar 27, 2017, 6:36:29 AM3/27/17
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Thanks Tom,

Yes that's what I meant! I remember that thread on the mailing list, I'm sure I'll be able to sort something out!

Many thanks,
Michele

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Jon Russell

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Mar 27, 2017, 6:43:48 AM3/27/17
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Hi,

I would love a couple fi there's any left. I'm a bit late to the party ! :-)
either 1 or 2, or 4 !? :-)

Thanks !

Jon.

bleh blah

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Mar 27, 2017, 10:12:10 AM3/27/17
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Would love some if poss?

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mistamudd

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Mar 27, 2017, 10:17:44 AM3/27/17
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OK - Good to see there's still a gang of people up for some LED projects :-)

Lets talk numbers...

I don't want to swamp you guys but there are approximately 1500 of these tiles !  They are currently stored in 19 crates each of which is 112x58x73cm . 



I've offered some of these to other hack spaces too but there's still heaps to go round.



I'm happy to run some of these up to Hackney in the boot of my car 1 crate at a time.   If people would like a few more though it might need a van.   (These are located at our office just outside Dorking in Surrey)  Very happy for people to request as few or as many as they like.  Just let me know.



All the best


Tom

ps - if you're curious whether you've seen these LED tiles before.... this is them in the background heart screen :   https://i.scdn.co/image/8d52d583a342e3d84f6525cc429111e58dc0ff06

Tom Mudd

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Mar 27, 2017, 10:18:30 AM3/27/17
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Very happy to share around.

There's 1500 of them going begging :-)



Tom



On 27 March 2017 at 15:16, kraptv <skylab...@gmail.com> wrote:
Would love two for the Richmond Makerlabs if possible! Am also an LHS member and can pick up there.

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John Jordan

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Mar 27, 2017, 10:27:33 AM3/27/17
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Wow! If there are that many then i would really like maybe 2 creates.

Thinking an LED cube and a video wall for a AV idea i have been planning on for a while.

Thanks

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Jon Russell

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Mar 27, 2017, 11:11:38 AM3/27/17
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I don't feel embarrassed or greedy asking for 4 now !!! :-)

Regards,

Jon.

Richard Patterson

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Mar 27, 2017, 11:17:19 AM3/27/17
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On 27 March 2017 at 15:18, Tom Mudd <mist...@gmail.com> wrote:
Very happy to share around.

There's 1500 of them going begging :-)


Awesome, I'd be keen for 2 please.   
My allocation from the last lot got wombled before I could get to the Space to collect. :(

-Richard

Aden

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Mar 27, 2017, 11:19:35 AM3/27/17
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How many would it take to cover an entire room in them?

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Nigel Worsley

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Mar 27, 2017, 11:24:51 AM3/27/17
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On 27 March 2017 at 16:19, Aden <ad...@aden.org.uk> wrote:
> How many would it take to cover an entire room in them?

All 1500 of them probably isn't quite enough for the quiet room. And a
10,000 amp 5V supply would be rather bulky and expensive...

Nigle

Matt Camp

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Mar 27, 2017, 11:33:26 AM3/27/17
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I'd love 16 of them (enough for a 1x1m display) for an art project if there are still plenty left... I'd need to pick up from somewhere in London though as I don't have a car.

Henry Sands

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Mar 27, 2017, 11:34:24 AM3/27/17
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If I could pinch 20, that would be amazing.

Kind regards,
Henry.

JJ

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Mar 27, 2017, 3:37:59 PM3/27/17
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How big and heavy is a crate? Work takes me within a few miles every other week so I could potentially collect and distribute for those west of London.

mistamudd

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Mar 28, 2017, 8:46:52 AM3/28/17
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I'm going to chuck a crate or two in my boot tonight and run them back into London.

I'll photograph them and get an approximate weight for you.


On that subject, how early do people arrive at the Hackspace ?   Wondering if I could do a drop-off at , say 8am tomorrow morning  ?

Could somebody let me know please ?


Also - sorry about that stupid signature image that's attached itself.... Not quite sure why or how it got into my posts.  Sorry !



Tom


Michele Panegrossi

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Mar 28, 2017, 9:29:58 AM3/28/17
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Wow! 

I don't want to sound greedy... But in this case i would love to get 20 of them if at all possible!... I've seen your email about being at the hackspace tomorrow morning at 8am.

I can be there if you need somebody to let you in. I'll pm you my number.

Many thanks,
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mistamudd

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Mar 28, 2017, 1:23:28 PM3/28/17
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Here's what the boxes look like.

I managed to load 1 and a half boxes worth into the boot of my car  ( I'll drop these at the Hackspace tomorrow am)  (Thank you Michele for agreeing to meet me)

The wooden crates, weight wise are a reasonable 2 person lift. Pulling the tiles out 1 by 1 though is also pretty easy.

Just FYI


Tom
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Jon Russell

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Mar 28, 2017, 2:06:53 PM3/28/17
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Is it going to be a free for all tomorrow morning, with people just grabbing arm fulls of screens :-) or is there any kind of system ?
:-)

Regards,

Jon.

Adrian Godwin

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Mar 28, 2017, 2:09:30 PM3/28/17
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Let them all go, then ask Tom to bring some more ?


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Aden

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A free for all sounds like the best system, as last time everyone reserved them then left them around the space for months. Maybe people wanting large quantities should wait until the end or go pick them up themselves though. IE everyone only grab one or two to start with.

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Tom Mudd

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Mar 28, 2017, 4:58:57 PM3/28/17
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Please dont worry....

There's plenty to go around.


I live around the corner so can easily do boot-full by boot-full over the next few weeks.


Tom



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Michele Panegrossi

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Mar 29, 2017, 3:31:40 AM3/29/17
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Hi guys,

Tom just left and delivered a huge amount of tiles! Pic attached, they are all under the table in the main space.
He said there's plenty more if we want them.

I'm going to come back in an hour or so and take 20 of them.

Thanks,
Michele


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Michele Panegrossi

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Mar 29, 2017, 3:51:46 AM3/29/17
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By the way, a HUGE thanks to Tom!!!

😆😆😆😆😆

JLJ

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Mar 29, 2017, 5:07:09 AM3/29/17
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Awesome! 

I have grabbed a couple to start lighting them up.

Thanks so much Tom.

John

Graham Perdeaux

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Mar 29, 2017, 5:15:00 AM3/29/17
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I have a project in mind for these - if there's that many I'd like 20 too please - I have no problem picking them up from Dorking if it suits you better.

Jamie Smith

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Mar 29, 2017, 5:46:37 AM3/29/17
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With folk taking 20 at a time i hope theres a couple left for me when i get there :D

Paddy Duncan

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Mar 29, 2017, 6:02:20 AM3/29/17
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A note from the Trustees:

Can we please be sensible and try not to leave them cluttering up the space forever.

Please remove them asap when collecting rather than just spread them about.

I know it’s a tall order but…

Ta

Paddy

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tom

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Mar 29, 2017, 6:12:27 AM3/29/17
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If we run out you can always check my soon-to-be-opening eBay store