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Gertboard driving arduino Lol Shield

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:06 pm
by mister_wavey
Hi, I documented the steps to get a Gertboard driving an arduino LoL Shield. Fun!

http://waveypi.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/l ... board.html

Re: Gertboard driving arduino Lol Shield

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:06 pm
by mister_wavey
additional post to show how to fix the LoL Shield library to get dynamic text sent to the LoL Shield from the Pi over serial: http://waveypi.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/s ... o-lol.html

Re: Gertboard driving arduino Lol Shield

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:52 pm
by alexeames
Would love to see it working. Sounds like far too much fun to be healthy? :lol:

Re: Gertboard driving arduino Lol Shield

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:53 pm
by mister_wavey
here's the shield in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5mQYqivB9w

Re: Gertboard driving arduino Lol Shield

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:17 pm
by alexeames
Excellent - I like that. I'd like about four of them side by side to make a big display. :D

Re: Gertboard driving arduino Lol Shield

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:08 am
by texy
At £20 a LOL, that would be expensive!!

Texy

Re: Gertboard driving arduino Lol Shield

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:51 am
by alexeames
texy wrote:At £20 a LOL, that would be expensive!!

Texy
That's why I haven't done it (yet). :lol:

Re: Gertboard driving arduino Lol Shield

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:01 am
by mister_wavey
the one I used was 4 quid off ebay with 5 quid delivery, not *too* bad. Haven't looked into how you'd drive more than one yet..

Re: Gertboard driving arduino Lol Shield

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:40 am
by alexeames
Dave your vid made the front page :D

Re: Gertboard driving arduino Lol Shield

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:14 am
by Grumpy Mike
Yep now the LOL shield can ruin the Gert board instead of ruining your arduino.
Have you seen the schematic? It has no resistors in line with the LEDs so it over loads the output pins of the processor.