26 Apr '13, 9pm

Old LED marquee turned embedded video player: [Sprite_TM] is was sent an old LED Marquee by an anonymous fan

[Sprite_TM] is was sent an old LED Marquee by an anonymous fan of his hacking projects. The display isn’t full color, but it’s large — 224 by 48 pixels — and he figured he could render some okay images with the bi-color diodes. In the end, he replaced the controller and turned it into a video player . The original system work well enough, but the 100 MHz 486 industrial style PC that drove the display seems a little comical these days. After giving it a spin and testing out how it drives the display [Sprite] hooked up an FTDI chip and managed to get it playing video from his computer. Above you can see part of the opening sequence of The Simpsons . Now that he had learned its secrets he set out to give it an embedded controller. His first attempt was with a Carambola board which he’s worked with before . That proved to be a little slow for all the pixel data he was pushing ...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/04/26/old-led-marquee-turned-emb...

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