SMD LoL Shield

39260

$31.50

USD

Qty
Price
1
$31.50 ea.

LED Colour

The Lots of LEDs Shield gives you total control over 126 SMD LEDS, creating a programmable display for your Arduino.


Description [Hide]

The LoL Shield is a charlieplexed LED matrix for the Arduino. The LEDs are individually addressable, so you can use it to display anything in a 9×14 grid. Scroll text, play games, display images, or anything else you want to do. The shield comes in two different LED colours - red or orange (note: there seems to be a bit of inter-office debate as to the last colour. This humble writer's opinion is that it's a rather attractive hue of yellow-orange).

"But wait a minute," you cry in protest, "isn't this here LoL Shield the same as that there yonder Jimmie Rodgers' Lol Shield?!" Well, yes it is. And no it isn't. The Solarbotics version of this shield has some pretty awesome things going for it, namely the SMD construction (low form factor LEDs which are already installed) and current limiting resistors (which save you from toasting your components. Or, if you really want, you can change the resistors to limit the LED brightness). Alas, we figured it just wouldn't be any fun if we did all the work for you, so we've left the pin headers to you for soldering on.

Since this is a shield, you will need an Arduino for this project. The LoL Shield is just a board with LEDs and headers on it, so you need something to control them. Once you have the Arduino, it’s as simple as downloading the LoL Shield Library and programming something fun. The library takes care of all the complicated mess of driving a charliplexed display, so you just need to set x and y coordinates to on or off. If you would like to set animations manually, you can use a spreadsheet template to create animations for it, or you can download the ODS file here.

If you would like to find out more about how the kit works, you can check out the original's development process part one, and part two, and and learn how to program it here. Lol Shield Theatre is another great resource for programming your display and downloading others' animations.

 

Documentation [Hide]

You Might Also Like [Hide]

21035

Breadboard Jumper Wire Bundle

This 70-piece flexible wire jumper kit is sure to replace your old-style solid-wire jumpers. These are more flexible, robust, and easy to use!

$6.00 USD



QRD1114

Line Sensor

IR emitter and receiver in one package for close-range optical detection (sold individually)

$1.35 USD



21380

17 x 10 Mini Breadboard

Look! It's a 17x10 Mini Breadboard! Works great for prototyping, and not-so-great for cutting bread.

$3.95 USD



50450

Arduino USB Board (Uno R3)

The Arduino Uno is the all-new replacement for the favourite and popular Arduino Duemilanove. Now shipping R3!

$29.45 USD



50570

Arduino Protoshield

The Sparkfun Arduino protoshield as some very useful portable prototyping space that plugs onto the top of the popular Arduino / Freeduino SB.

$16.95 USD



K SV-BS2

Solarbotics Sumovore BS2 Brainboard

This little number is an interface board for any BS2-compatible or Stamp Stack II controller, it is intended for use with products that were designed to accept Solarbotics add-on brainboards such as the Sumovore and ScoutWalker III.

$15.95 USD



K SV

Solarbotics Sumovore Mini-Sumo

The Solarbotics Sumovore Kit is a strong, modular design with over 500 man-hours of development and 21 prototypes behind it. It has more power, speed, and is less expensive than the Junun Mark III, Parallax Mini-Sumo, and Tab SumoBot.

$98.50 USD



50516

Power Driver Shield Kit

This shield allows you to use a computer power supply (or other power source) to use your Arduino to switch high current.

$19.95 USD



33510

PhidgetTemperatureSensor Thermocouple 1-Input

Thermocouples are widely used to measure extreme temperatures impossible to measure with other types of sensors.

$60.00 USD



GM15

GM15 25:1 6mm Planetary Gear Pager Motor

This amazing little motor contains a 25:1 planetary gear reduction on top of a pager motor, all under 6mm diameter! It's smaller than many regular pager motors!

$19.00 USD



Currency


Login

Email:

Password:

Remember Me

Forgot Your Password?

Don't Have an Account?
Sign Up!