I’ve been spending my past weeks on this 16x64 programmable LED Display made with 2x 16x32 LED matrix from Adafruit & 2 Arduino Unos.
This box contains 2 CV gate In and 2 MIDI In sockets, so the animation can be synced with the gate or with some MIDI notes, or be changed with some Program Change (I use a MPC in my live setup, so it’s super easy to send Program Change to it!). Also … when the MIDI send “STOP”, everything is shut down too … till you press PLAY.
So this video is a small demo with a “digital waterfall” animation. I programmed something around 14 animations yet (I think) to be display during my live gig, sync with the music. I think I will do more in the future (it takes time to program these things, especially because you don’t have a lot of memory inside the Unos so you have to be clever about how you use it!)
The arduino code is available here : GitHub - alexiszbik/liveleddisplay: LED Matrix animated for my live setup
But I think it’s useless without any schematic. Even there’s nothing “complicated” here in terms of electronic I might drop it in this thread in the future weeks if somebody is interested !
Also, here is some pictures of the matrix (it fits in a case, which is perfect for touring ! haha)