March 16, 2015

Counting "high fives" with an Arduino and Freetronics DMD

And now for something different is the activities of "The High Five Guy". This consisted of a person wired up with an Arduino controlling a white Freetronics Dot Matrix Display and a sensor mounted on the palm of his hand.

After receiving a "high five", the sensor triggers an Arduino digital input, and through some simple code increments a number displayed on the DMD and also blinks the LED strips worn by the user. In the following video MHFG (Mr High Five Guy) is attending a Dragon Con cosplay event in the United States, with the result effects of the system being quite popular (skip to 1:37):

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As used in the project mentioned above, check out our Freetronics Dot Matrix Displays. They're simple to use, yet very bright for indoor and outdoor situations. Available in various colours, the 32 x 16 LED matrix can display text and graphics quite easily - and can be daisy-chained together for extended displays. For more information, see our range of Dot Matrix Displays here

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