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May 7, 2006

Spinning LED Globe

at 6:05 am. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

Nick Dawkins has made an interesting spinning LED device. As it spins it can display the time and a picture of the globe.

Watch the video.

“My device uses 19 LED’s and a 24V motor for the main drive. For an easier build I decided to use a battery to power the PCB and LED’s. If enough interest is shown in this device, I will update the site with full build instructions and make the final source code free to download.”


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13 Responses to “Spinning LED Globe”

  1. Def Egge Says:

    That is a a neat hack.

    Let me know if the source code becomes free to download.


  2. Y-Rus Says:

    this is HOTT but umm just if it spinned even faster for a better view it’s be even hotter…lol

  3. Mary Stanley Says:

    I’m interested in build instructions.

  4. step Says:

    somebody have the sourse code,if yes please send me,
    if it is free.

  5. Kenny Says:

    i’m so interested in the build instructions
    if anyone got the step and the material in making this please send me

  6. Alex Says:

    I would like to ask what is the frequency of the LED scanning pattern?

  7. pragisha Says:

    can you publish full code and full build instruction
    that will be really great

  8. Ian Says:

    I would really like to know how to build this please post the build instructions and source code.


  9. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Ian,

    Looks like the original page is gone… I am not sure if the code was ever released for it though.

  10. C Thrilla Says:

    EFFF yeah I want to build it how do i get my hands on plans?!?!?!

  11. Alan Parekh Says:

    Looks like the link that used to take you to more information has dried up. 🙁

  12. Rotating LED Globe - Hacked Gadgets - DIY Tech Blog Says:

    […] converted into Ascii. In this case the Ascii is used to display the globe! We have seen some other spinning LED globes in the past but this one by Csaba seems very smooth in operation. There is a hand drawn schematic […]

  13. Mr. x Says:

    beautiful work. I want to give myself to build a picture LED globe. please send me instructions for stacking, and what led to the Globe is needed. thank you

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