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February 15, 2012

View Mobile Phone messages using an LED Matrix

at 10:24 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


I had never imagined that a SMS can be viewed in such a cool way as shown in this video. This is being done by interfacing the phone to the display using an Arduino. The idea was an adaptation from a girl wanting to create a funky looking costume with a scrolling LED display of live texts sent from people at the party. So if you want to create something new out of this idea then you can see how it’s done here.

“This sms-to-LED tutorial shows how to automate the manual button input on this $13 scrolling LED belt buckle with an arduino, and then how to pass SMS messages through it. A USB Host shield connects an android phone that passes SMS messages on”.



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One Response to “View Mobile Phone messages using an LED Matrix”

  1. Fuming Solder Says:

    It’s a pretty cool project but it calls for a smaller Arduino board, say, Nano. Still has USB but much smaller footprint. Do they make LilyPad arduino with USB? That would’ve been even more appropriate for a wearable piece. Sill a pretty cool idea!

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