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  • JensC commented on maketvee's instructable LED Matrix Cylinder5 weeks ago
    LED Matrix Cylinder

    Sure! Here's the basic gist of it:currentDT = datetime.datetime.now() strTime = currentDT.strftime("%I:%M %p") scroll_text_display(strTime,random.randrange(0,0xFFFFFF,2),100)Whenever I get home, I'll see if I can merge it into your git hub repo

    You're welcome. For what it's worth, I used a 5V/10A power supply and connected a barrel adapter to the 5V/ground connectors on the LED strip and powered the pi separately.

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  • JensC commented on maketvee's instructable LED Matrix Cylinder6 weeks ago
    LED Matrix Cylinder

    These are the ones I used: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CDTECSG/The important thing to remember is you want 30 LEDs per 1 meter.

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  • JensC commented on maketvee's instructable LED Matrix Cylinder7 weeks ago
    LED Matrix Cylinder

    You don't necessarily need to use veneer. I've used just plain white printer paper and it looks pretty good! I plan on swapping it out for frosted acrylic squares though when I have some more time to work on the project. Any translucent material should do the trick!

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  • JensC made the instructable LED Matrix Cylinder7 weeks ago
    LED Matrix Cylinder

    Really awesome project. I tweaked the code to grab the system time and display it periodically, as well as adding other patterns.

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