So I have made this blog after I started all of this so here is a little catch up.

I have been investigating the computer controlled Christmas lights that seem to be multiplying each year. And I thought “I could do something like that”. Well turns out that here in Australia its a bit more difficult than I thought as most of the material I found for it was meant for a US audience. But it got me thinking about what I could do. I came up with the idea of a LED matrix that could display moving pictures and animations. I found a few examples but they were way to technical and I couldn’t follow them. But then I came across a system that I could wrap my head around. It is called a PEGGY. It is made by evil mad scientists, I am not making that up(Google them). Specifically the Peggy 2.0 system. It is essentially a 25 x 25 grid of LEDs that has a microcontroller and some LED drivers. They have a kit but it is also open source and all of the schematics were there so I decided to make my own.

I want to build my peggy a bit bigger than theirs. So I spent a long while slowly gathering up everything I would need (I don’t have buckets of time to work on this, I have a family :))

I now have pretty much everything to attempt building it. And that I why I started this blog. To show my progress as I go.

I will make another post soon showing what I have done so far.

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