I’ve figured out what LED displays I’m going to use and I’ve found the case they’re going to fit in, but before I can design a custom circuit board I need to figure-out how they’re going to be spaced in the enclosure.
Before I can start designing the time circuit display circuit board, I need to figure-out its outer dimensions, mounting method, and the exact positions of the LED displays. This starts with the enclosure the circuit board is going in: an LMB Heeger Crown Royal series #852.
The goal of this project is to build my own personal replica of the DeLorean’s “Time Circuits”, as featured in the Back to the Future movie trilogy. I’ll need to build custom time circuit displays, a custom keypad for changing the date, and screen-accurate enclosures. To make everything function, I’ll need to design and program some embedded circuits to control it all.
Overview The goal of this project is to build a dynamic backlight, also known as an ‘ambilight’, for my PC monitor. An ambilight changes colors based on the content onscreen, extending your monitor to the wall behind it. By reducing the contrast between the monitor and the background it can also help with eye strain. There are some commercial versions of this product, but I wanted to see if I could make one myself with WS2812B addressable LEDs (also known as NeoPixels) and an Arduino. This was a fun project and I’m really happy with the end result. If you’d…