Ambitious Noob Needs Help Making and Programming a LED Matrix

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Goddard040, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. Goddard040

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 1, 2016
    The title says it all.

    Inspired by some awesome costumes and cosplays sporting some manner of electronic component, I decided I wanted to try my hand at doing something similar. I've gutted an old Micron Monitor for 1995, and intend on wearing it like a helmet while the screen displays a number of different facial expressions. I'll be able to see through the gaps in the matrix, and change the expressions by pressing a button/flipping a switch. Sounds neat, I thought.

    But, I'll confess, I'm not even sure where to start. I've checked on some Daft-Punk build guides, but I think I need a little more direction. I was hoping there was something of a standard 'this is how you build a matrix' guide list, but all the ones I have found are a little too specific.

    What should I do fellas. Is this insanity or is this doable by a complete novice with proper direction?