January 19, 2015

"Ted" - the Arduino-powered LED Head voltmeter

And now for something completely different, we have a neat mixture of art and basic test equipment with "Ted". This is a figure made from solid-core wire and a barebones Arduino-compatible circuit which has LEDs for eyes and other places, brought to us by Johann van Niekerk.

Ted can be used as a voltmeter for use with low-voltage circuits up to 5V such as those used on a breadboard with an Arduino or other platform. You can see Ted in action through the following video, as he shows us some of his effects at boot-up and use as a voltmeter:

This is not only a fun project but also an interesting example of how Arduino-compatible circuits can be art or integrated within in. For complete instrucitons, visit Ted's Instructable page. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

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