5. Virtual Game System
How to make a rotating LED display more cool? Make it into a video game!
“The mechanics is an essential part of this project since it is a mechanically scanned display. The system has basically two parts, one solid platform, and one rotating rotor. The rotor is a bar, with the graphics card in one end, and a balance weight in the other. On the graphics card, a Plexiglas bar is attached, with 16 LEDs (10mm) attached on it. To get a wider viewing angle of the LEDs they have been made rugged with sandpaper.
To get a more stable rotor, the motor is attached and rotating with the rotor, and the axle is mounted at the platform. The motor has an extra long axle, so the three ball bearings, for power supply and communications can fit between the rotor and the platform.”