After watching several futuristic movies, Will Bradley decided to build his own device that allowed computer visualisation of various forms of data. He has turned this idea into a successful project using an Internet-connected Arduino board, a whiteboard and a lot of LEDs. As you know an Arduino can easily control LEDs based on various parameters, and therefore the whiteboard can be customised almost anything using the LEDs. For example:
The benefit of using a glass finish allows the use of whiteboard markers to caption each LED with the required notation. And then it can be changed when required with a damp rag and a new Arduino sketch. To get started with your own display board, consider our range of Arduino-compatible hardware including the Freetronics EtherMega – the Mega2560-compatible with microSD socket, onboard Ethernet and optional PoE:
For more information, inspiration, hardware design and the code – visit Will’s site.