August 27, 2014

Make an LED "Pac Man" Ghost

If you're looking for a fun project to share with children, or you really enjoyed the "Pac Man" computer games of the 20th century then the following project by the NextFab hackerspace in the US will be of interest. They've laser-cut some "ghosts" which are not dissimilar to Pac Man characters and left space to fit various LEDs around the outline of the character.

With some simple wiring and coding it's easy to create various animations with the LEDs, such as the moving eyes or even motion by scrolling the LEDs along the bottom of the character. Although this may seem very straight-forward, projects like this are great for inspiring people to learn more about electronics and programming.

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