LED Marquee

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Born On:
17:34, 3 March 2010 (CST)
Last Updated:
18:46, 03 March 2010 (CDT)


Calendar reminders just aren't doing the trick for things I need to accomplish at home. I'd like to be able to set myself a highly visible reminder at my home, something that I'm inclined to look at. I saw PsychoAU create an internet programmable scrolling marquee for his home, I'd like to do something similar.

Proposed Capabilities

  • Have Internet Users able send message to be displayed on the marquee
    • Have the messages displayed in any color than the one being reserved for Reminders
  • Have Home User able to set Reminders to be displayed on the marquee
    • Have the Reminders displayed in only one color
  • Have systm emit a noise when a new Reminder or Message is received
  • Able to remove Messages and Reminders by pressing a button when the item is displayed on the marquee
  • Wireless internet connectivity for programming

Potential Hardware


Sign Control

  • Arduino Controlled
    • Benefits
      • Cheap
      • Easy to add hardware buttons for message removal
  • Sheeva Plug \ Guru Plug controlled
    • Benefits
      • Built in 802.11
      • Easy to attach a serial interface
      • Gives me a reason to play with one